Red Japanese Maple
The Red Japanese Maple, also known as Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum, is a stunning tree species that tolerates full sun in cooler climates, but prefers light shade to grow to its full potential. It is hardy in zones 5-8 and is native to Japan, Korea, and China. At maturity, it can reach a height of up to 20 feet and a spread of up to 25 feet. This species is a great choice for bonsai enthusiasts due to its beautiful, delicate leaves and its ability to be trained into a variety of shapes.