Acer palmatum Atropurpureum (Japanese Maple)
Deciduous, upright, bushy shrub or small tree of open habit with deeply divided purple leaves. Tiny purple flowers in spring. Ht.4mt.(14ft.). Leaves turn bright red in autumn. Winged, purple fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds and midday sun. Good for borders, courtyards and containers.
Acer shirasawanum Jordan (Japanese Maple)
Deciduous, upright shrub or small tree with pastel orange leaves when young that turn red-orange in autumn. Ht.1.5m.(5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil. Protect young growth from frost. good for containers, patios or woodland settings.