s an Asian species of maple trees. It is found in the Himalayas (Tibet, Nepal, northern and northeastern India, Myanmar) the mountains of southwestern China (Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), plus Japan, Korea, and eastern Russia.
Acer caudatum is a deciduous tree up to 10 meters tall. Leaves are up to 12 cm across, thin and papery, dark green on the top, lighter green on the underside, usually with 5 lobes but occasionally
Maple yellow is a spreading shrub with several trunks, yellowish, pubescent branches of which rise at an angle upward and then form a horizontal layer. Over time, a brown bark forms on the branches, peeling off in strips. Maple is yellow in summer, after blooming foliage, creamy white, spike-shaped inflorescences. In the fall, the foliage takes on a beautiful, vibrant color that ranges from light red to brownish orange and purple. Yellow maple tolerates shading well and in nature is usually found in the upper shrub layer of coniferous forests. Its natural habitats are in Japan and northeast Asia. In Finland, the yellow maple can be confused with its American close relative, the spiked maple (Acer spicatum). Spiked maple has the same vertical spike-shaped inflorescences, however, its leaves are usually divided into three parts, rather than five, and on their underside there are much fewer villi than on yellow maple leaves.