This linearilobum is quite interesting in that it may have 3, 5 or even 7 lobed leaves. In early spring the lobes are quite narrow becoming more broad as summer arrives. Late season new growth has decidedly wider lobes and may even appear palmate. The overall shape of the tree is quite graceful becoming just about as broad as it is tall with maturity. 'Ao shime no uchi' is a great plant for containers and tolerates sun very well, although it is best when given a break from a full days sun in hotter climates. Fall color can range from orange to gold early then eventually turning mostly yellow.
Synonymous with 'Shime no uchi' which probably is the correct name since it was listed in 1688.
May be the same as 'Shino buga oka' and or 'Ao no hichi gosan' but differences in these cultivars have been noticed.
10 year size: Height: 5-7 Feet Width: 5-7 Feet