a small tree. It is primarily grown for its deeply lobed dark purple-red leaves that turn fiery red in autumn. This neat, slow-growing acer has an open habit, and looks dramatic silhouetted next to buildings, as a focal point in a small courtyard, or in a Japanese-style garden.
Position: full sun (but not south-facing) or light shade
Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing
Flowering period: April to May
Hardiness: fully hardy