Plant name: Japanese Maple
Botanical name: Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’
Suggested by: Bob Buzzo, Lawyer Nursery
Virtues: Versatile small tree with year-round interest.
Foliage: Classic maple leaf. Leaf color is one of its strong attractions. Ranges from red to burgundy.
Habit: Small tree to 20 feet, sometimes larger.
Season: Early spring, for bright red new leaves and flowers; fall for fiery red foliage. Leaves are burgundy through summer; bare silhouette is interesting in winter.
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