|Top choice among small trees for all-season beauty. Literally hundreds of cultivars available making this a collector's favorite. New foliage emerges burgandy and matures to red. Unfortunately, color often fades or reverts to green towards the end of the season. Fall color is a vivid scarlet. Elegant, horizontal branching habit, makes this plant interesting even during winter months and an excellent choice for night lighting. Thrives in partial shade and moist soil.