Also Known As
California buckeye is a deciduous shrub or tree that has a broad, rounded crown. The palmately compound leaves occur in leaflets of 5 to 7. It has many showy flowers (white to pale pink) that are found in erect spikes. The fruit is pear-shaped and smooth with a tan coating similar to the peel on a citrus fruit. As it splits open it yields an orange-brown shiny seed. Source: USDA Plants Database
Acer palmatum var. dissectum
This group of red, lace-leaf Japanese maples make a picturesque, weeping mound of stems clothed in opposite, finely dissected, palmate leaves. Panicles of small burgundy to red flowers emerge with the foliage in spring and are followed by samaras (maple seeds).