Acer palmatum atropurpureum – Purple Leaf Japanese Maple
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright, vase shaped when young
FOLIAGE: Five-lobed, rich crimson-red new leaves in spring, turning to bronze-green in summer, and then finally to rich crimson-red in autumn.
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Flowers inconspicuous
DESCRIPTION: A small, dense tree with excellent year-round colour. Magnificent bronze-purple foliage is combined with a good shape and a useful size to make an attractive specimen tree for a protected area in the landscape.
LANDSCAPE USES: Feature, Japanese garden, shady areas
TOLERANCES: Should not be planted in exposed areas where hot summer winds may stress the tree. Leaves may suffer scorch in very hot sun.
TREE CARE: Keep well watered during summer months to prevent leaf scorch