Red Japanese maple trees
Japanese Maples are distinctive, slow-growing, deciduous trees with wonderful pointed leaf shapes and a graceful, dome-shaped growth habit. In this section, we've picked out the best red and purple leaved varieties, including red-leaved Japanese maples of a range of different eventual heights and spreads (use the Product Filters below to narrow your search as needed). These varieties need some sun to fully bring out their beautiful deep hues and are best grown in plenty of space where they will not have to complete with other plants around them. The smaller-growing Japanese maples amongst this red and purple leaved selection can also be highly effective when grown in containers, using a John Innes No. 2 potting compost mixed with 25% sharp sand or grit to improve drainage.