Acer palmatum Alpenwiess is a beautiful variegate similar to Higasayama but smaller. Spectacular variegated leaves are white, pink, and green with color perhaps stronger than Higasayama. It is an upright vase shaped medium growing tree that will reach about 10 feet high with a width of approximately 8 feet. This smaller stature than Higasayama make Alpenwiess a likely alternative when space is a consideration. Likes partial shade. Good fall color. Does well in containers. Tends to have some reversion back to regular palmatum. Rare and unique!