An outstanding and popular cultivar. The foliage is beautiful, showy deep purple-red and lasts exceptionally well into late summer. Even in full sun, the leaves don't burn. The autumn colour is crimson.
This is an upright and strong-growing cultivar reaching 8 m high and 5 m wide. A wonderful tree for landscaping.
Should be grown in moist but well-drained soil. Leaf colour is best in partial shade but the full sun can be tolerated.
Like all Maples, this one is very easy to maintain. It doesn't require any pruning routine. Remove any dead or damaged branches. The best time to prune is the late autumn or winter when the plant is fully dormant.
In spring you may add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser or organic matter around the base of the plant.