Acer palmatum subsp. matsumurae
Acer palmatum is a deciduous shrub or small tree reaching heights of 6 to 10 m (20 to 33 ft), rarely 16 metres (52 ft), often growing as an understory plant in shady woodlands. Acer palmatum subsp. matsumurae has leaves 6–12 cm wide, with seven (rarely five or nine) lobes and double-serrate margins; seed wings 15–25 mm.
Higher altitudes throughout Japan. The Japanese Maple has been cultivated in Japan for centuries and in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s. Numerous cultivars are currently available commercially and are a popular item at garden centres and other retail stores in Europe and North America. Red-leafed cultivars are the most popular, followed by cascading green shrubs with deeply dissected leaves.
National Botanical Garden, Belgium