Red, Purple, & Burgundy
Japanese maples with deep red and burgundy leaves add a color that most other plants do not offer. These darker colors contrast nicely with bright blues and yellows.
FINDING THE RIGHT MAPLE
With the vast assortment of available varieties, finding the right selection can be overwhelming! If you are looking for an upright branching tree form, one of our favorites is Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel' with its somewhat columnar growth habit. For varieties with a lower-growing habit, Acer palmatum 'Rhode Island Red' and Acer palmatum 'Red Dragon' are two excellent options to consider.
The intense burgundy color of these maples ties together more neutral blue and green tones in the landscape. A brilliant golden maple also looks particularly stunning next to a red-leaved maple!
If you are looking for a red maple that is different from what is typically available, look no further. You will not be disappointed!