Acer palmatum Beni kawa
'Beni kawa' is a better, more compact version of Sango kaku. This vase-shaped tree leafs out two weeks later than Sango kaku. Its fresh green leaves change to yellow and orange in fall. The name means "red bark" which makes it a perfect winter focal point. This tree can reach 15 feet in 10 years and can take full sun well.