A colourful purple form of the dissectum Maple growing very slowly into a rounded mushroom shape, perhaps growing to 2 metres eventually. The deeply divided filigree foliage is rich purple during to summer months changing to autumn hues of fiery red before falling.

These are smaller growing deciduous shrubs grown for the outstanding beauty of their leaves and architectural form, they are perfect as focal points in gardens of all sizes, especially next to ponds or in containers. Japanese Maples need a sheltered spot in good soil away from strong winds and scorching early morning sun for best results.