‘Beni-kawa’ is most noted for its coral red trunk and stems. It typically grows in an upright, rounded, shrubby form to 5-7′ tall over the first 10 years, but eventually matures over time to 12-15′ tall. Palmate leaves emerge soft green in spring, but turn an attractive golden yellow in fall. Leaves (to 2 1/2″ long) are divided into 5-7 ovate-lanceolate, slender tipped lobes with double serrate margins. Small reddish flowers in spring are somewhat attractive on close inspection, but are not showy from a distance.Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers some part afternoon shade in the southern parts of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Avoid hot and dry sites. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.