The leaves of Vine Maple are palmately lobed with 7 to 11 lobes. The leaves are 3 to 14 cm (1.2 to 5.5 in) long and broad. The leaf outline is circular. The underside is hairy. The leaf margin is toothed.
The greenish flowers are small and hang out with up to 25 individual flowers in umbels. Because the buds leaves are red the flower appears red from a distance.
The fruit is a samara with two winged nutlets. The wings are to each other almost horizontal. The young fruits are red later they are pale green.
The branches are brown and smooth.
single tree in small gardens, patios or roof gardens.