Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum‘ is a lovely maple tree of South East Asia which is famous for its alluring leaf shapes and colors. Acer palmatum is actually a small shrub which may have many trunks joining close to the ground and it can obtain an average height of 20 to 30 ft. The mature plant is usually having a dome type shape with the leaves of 4–12 cm in length and width. Acer palmatum also produces the flowers in small cymes and the individual flowers with five red or purple sepals and five whitish petals.
Acer palmatum is not only cultivated in Japan but in other regions of the lovely planet having the temperate weather conditions. Acer palmatum the lovely Japanese maple tree is particularly suitable for borders and ornamental paths because the root systems are compact and not invasive.