Acer palmatum – Japanese Maple – Rounded headed, deciduous tree from China, Korea and Japan and grows 25’ feet tall and 30’ feet wide. It produces rounded. Shallowly to deeply 5 to 9 lobed, mid green leaves, 2-5” long, which turn orange to yellow or red in autumn. It bears tiny, purple-red flower, produced in small, pendent corymbs, are followed by red winged fruit in late summer
‘Red Dragon’ – Slow grower ultimately forms a large shrub with rich purple foliage that holds through hot and dry conditions.
Grows well in cooler temperature areas with adequate rainfall in fertile soil but well drained in sun or partial shade. For better fall color plant in acidic or neutral soil.