Acer palmatum Okushimo
'Okushimo' is definitely a rare an unusual variety for any garden. The margins of each rich green lobe is curled up, lending itself to a star-like appearance. The shape of this tree is also unusual. 'Okushimo' has a vase-like growing habit with branches that reach upward. Fall colors are yellow and gold. 'Okishumo', which means "pepper-and-salt-leaf maple" can grow to a height of 10 feet. This cultivar needs protection from hot sun.