Beautiful and stunning ornamental tree that has a delicate leaf texture and a rich burgundy color that provides a striking addition to any garden. Smaller in scale and preferring shady and understory conditions, this tree is a hit with any gardener or homeowner. Many different varieties and forms are available but some of the most popular are 'Bloodgood' and 'Coral Bark' which has bright red stems during the winter. A visit to the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill at the Dallas Arboretum or the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens will make anyone appreciate the beauty of this tree.
Pros: Rich burgundy color, delicate leaf texture
Cons: Susceptible to direct sun and burn
Size: Varied - 10-20' height, 10-15' spread
Bloom Color: None
Fall Color: Orange, gold, burgundy
Water Needs: Normal
Similar Plants: 'Forest Pansy' Redbud