Japanese Maple, Maple

  • Acer palmatum Purpurea on the nursery in rows

    Acer palmatum Purpurea on the nursery in rows

  • The deep purple foliage of Acer palmatum Purpurea in the sunlight

    The deep purple foliage of Acer palmatum Purpurea in the sunlight

  • A detailed view of the purple foliage of Acer palmatum Purpurea

    A detailed view of the purple foliage of Acer palmatum Purpurea

  • scaled image of Acer palmatum Purpurea at Barcham Trees

    scaled image of Acer palmatum Purpurea at Barcham Trees

Acer palmatum Atropurpureum multi-stem

Acer palmatum Purpurea on the nursery in rows

Acer palmatum Purpurea on the nursery in rows

Acer palmatum Atropurpureum multi-stem

If you like purple foilage then this is the tree for you, this clone was introduced in the 1850s but has since been unfairly superseeded by improved selections such as bloodgood.

Acer palmatum Atropurpureum makes a small tree for a sheltered position such as a courtyard or urban garden.

It has a rounded habit with its deeply lobed purple leaves turning shades of luminescent red in autumn.

Japanese Maples do best in rich moist but free draining loamy soils.

Mature heights and crown spread can vary depending on environmental conditions

Mature height: 5-10m

Mature spread: 4-8m