An outstanding variegated maple. The light-green leaves are softly-speckled with a light dusky-pink interspersed with cream. In full sun, Ukigumo tends to turn pink in the uppermost exposed leaves. Yellow-orange autumn leaves. Acer palmatum ‘Ukigumo’ (Floating Cloud Japanese Maple) is a deciduous tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 2.5m in 10 years.