This unusual cultivar of Acer palmatum has very unique characteristics. It is a slow growing, twiggy, small tree only growing to 8 ft tall. The new leaves are pink, while the older leaves are dark red-maroon. This gives the tree a delightful sparkle! A sport of A.p. atropurpureum, 'Shaina' has become one of the most requested of all maples. Plant with blue conifers like Picea pungens 'The Blues' for a great color combination.