A purplish-red Japanese maple holding its deep red colour well throughout the summer, changing to red in the fall. The leaves are somewhat larger than those of other purple forms. A small tree for lawns, patios, or entryways.
Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade.