Emperor One is an improved variety of upright Japanese Maple that is similar to the classic Bloodgood. This dwarf shade tree, also known as the Red Emperor, offers 3 seasons of rich red to purple color. This extraordinarily stunning tree adds interest, distinction, and property value to your home!The attractive leaves are a deep shade of burgundy-plum in the spring and summer. Cool temperatures enliven the leaves of the Emperor One Japanese Maple transforming them into a vibrant, fiery red. This variety boasts excellent color retention under a variety of conditions.Emperor Maples are ideal for cooler regions where delicate, new leaves are often killed or damaged by late spring frost. Emerging from dormancy a couple of weeks later actually gives this Japanese maple a jump start over other varieties. The Emperor One is heat tolerant and rarely encounters issues with sun scorch even in full sun.Emperor Japanese Maples thrive in partial shade to full sun and adapt to various, moist soils. These Japanese Maples can grow in zones 5-9. These hardy Japanese maples sell out fast! Order yours today!