The Greenleaf Japanese Maple is grown for frilly green leaves. The leaves are very serrated and give the tree a soft appearance overall. They turn bright orange in the fall. The tree can grow 5 to 7 feet tall and wide but is slow growing. It has a spreading, cascading form. It works well as an accent tree in sheltered areas and works well as an understory tree.
This tree prefers part sun, moist, well-drained soils, and shelter from too much wind.