A red Acer. Bears large, deeply divided lobes which are ovate in shape, tapering to a fine point. The leaves are rich purple in spring, deepening in summer. Autumn sees a brilliant scarlet.
This name is generally used for different clones and seedling plants with red leaves. Each plant will differ slightly.
Atropurpureum is a vigorous, upright tree, which can reach up to 10m in height.
Sometimes referred to as Bloodleaf.
Best planted in a sheltered position in dappled shade or full sun. Protect from leaf scorch if in full sun. A hardy cultivar.