Acer palmatum 'Katsura' is a small tree which is loved for its beautiful leaf shape and colour. This deciduous tree likes to occupy a bright spot in the garden, but not south-facing as this can scorch the leaves.
The foliage is orange when it first appears in spring, turning to yellowy orange with a pink margin later in the spring. The colour gradually turns green during the summer, then develops a bright orange hue in autumn.
Likes slightly acid soil and moist but well-draining conditions.
Grows to a height and spread of around 4m.