Tall, dense, pyramidal tree with lower branches sweeping to the ground. Smooth grey bark. Spring leaves are a deep red-purple with a silky sheen. Leaves become darker by summer. The glorious feature of this variety are the deeply-lobed, decorative, oak-like leaves. Autumn leaves drop cleanly. Deciduous tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 7m (H) x 5m (W) in 10 years.