This tree is most noted for its unique foliage. Leaves appear green in the center, with pinkish-white borders, giving a lovely mottled effect. In the fall, the effect remains dramatic, with the addition of bright red and orange accents. In Japanese, its name means â€œred and changingâ€. This small, upright tree will eventually reach 10 feet but is quite slow-growing. This maple is more tolerant of bright sun and warmer temperatures so it can withstand hotter summers than most.