The leaves of this vigorous, bushy cultivar are more deeply cut than the species acer, and provide a dramatic splash of autumn colour. Adding a strong architectural presence to any garden, it requires little maintenance. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Plant type: Deciduous tree
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Purple, Mid-green, Golden
Feature: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Flowering period: March to April
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