Red Dragon is reputed to keep its deep purple-red color better than any other laceleaf, and we have certainly seen this to be the case! This weeping Japanese maple starts the season with bright burgundy new foliage. Leaf color softens to purple-red, which holds throughout the season, even in shade. Compact and well-branched, the cascading mounded bushy maple works well in a small garden or container. This is a favorite for warm climates because its red color persists much better than other varieties which fade by mid-summer. Fall color is also bright red.