Candy Ice Red Maple. This exquisite cultivar was introduced by Woodlander's of Aiken, SC, and was found by plantsman Norman Beal in Southeast Virginia. The new growth emerges with almost chlorophyll-free leaves with various shades of bronze-red, pink, ivory white and pale yellow. As the new leaves mature, they slowly begin to loose much of their variegation and become more and more green. This is one of the few variegated forms of this native species that I have ever seen, and also, by far the best. I keep waiting for someone to find the one with red new growth which remains all summer. This selection is thought to only reach 12-15' or so in height. Since I haven't seen it flower, I do not know whether it is male or female.