Discovered and introduced by the famous Buchholz Nursery in Gaston Oregon, this unusual Japanese is really quite unique. In spring, the new leaves emerge a deep purple-red with prominent black veins. In mid summer the leaves turn green while maintaining purple undertones. Best in full sun. Valued as a smaller tree as well, growing to only 8 ft tall x 4 ft wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 deg F. This is one of the very best selections in recent years!