Acer palmatum Katsura
'Katsura' is most striking in spring. It is one of the first to leaf out. Its small leaves emerge a brilliant yellow edged with red before turning green for the summer. Fall colors are bright yellow and orange. This leaves tend to curve slightly downward, giving this tree a distinctive appearance, as its name means "wig". 'Katsura' will grow to about 10 feet in ten years.