Acer palmatum Red Dragon holds it’s deep purple-red color in shade better than any other red dissectum/laceleafs. Habit and form is similar to other dissectum palmatums, perhaps slower growing than the most vigorous red dissectums. Red Dragon emerges in the spring bright scarlet in color, becoming rich burgundy in summer, turning to fiery red in the fall. Excellent small garden, rock garden, or bonsai plant. Sun/part shade. Dwarf maple.