Acer palmatum 'Rhode Island Red'
Size: 2 x 2 feet
Growth Habit: bushy, round
USDA Zone: 5-9
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: moist, well-drained soils
Comments: Newly available Japanese maple with dense, compact branching. Leaves emerge bright red darkening with age. In fall leaves turn a fiery red. Dark red stems add to winter interest in the garden. Will reach six-feet high x five-feet wide in ten years. A cultivar selected by Rhode Island Nurseries in Middletown, Rhode Island.