The Japanese Crimson Queen Maple is grown for frilly purple leaves. The leaves are very serrated and give the tree a soft appearance overall. The tree can grow 5 to 7 feet tall and wide but is slow growing. It has a spreading, cascading form. It works well as an accent tree in sheltered areas and works well as an understory tree. It prefers part sun. Leaves will lose their color in full shade.
It prefers moist, well-drained soils and shelter from too much wind.