Trees up to 20 m in height. The trunk is up to 60 cm in diameter, the bark is gray or brownish-gray.
The leaves are triple-compound, with long reddish petioles. Leaflets are lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate or oblong-ellipsoid, up to 8 cm long and 2.5 cm wide.
Flowers are collected in 3-5 shields, yellow-green in color. Sepals are ovoid, 7-8 mm long.
Fruits - glabrous lionfish 3-3.5 cm long.
Blossoms in May; bears fruit in September.
Grows in the south of the Primorsky Territory. Along the coast of the sea it moves up to the Olginsky district, where it is found along the right tributaries of the river. Avvakumovka, and along the western slopes of the Sikhote-Alin - to the basin of the river. Ussuri (in the Chuguevsky district). It grows in valley cedar-broad-leaved, mainly in cedar-elm-ash and elm-ash forests, participating in their second tier, where its share can reach 30-40% of the total composition of plantations, and its timber stock is 50-50 m3 per hectare. On mountain slopes, it is much less common, single.The wood is white or yellowish. In terms of mass, hardness and strength, it is somewhat inferior to small-leaved maple, but it is used similarly to it. The faulty trunks are much greater than that of the small-leaved maple. The main defects: overgrown branches (70-80% of the trunks are affected), false core and internal rot (from the maple tinder fungus and irpexoid sponge). Excellent honey plant. Very decorative appearance due to slender light-brown trunks, original trifoliate leaves on red petioles and bright purple-red foliage in autumn