Acer palmatum Chishio Improved
'Chishio Improved', also known as 'Shishio Improved', is another tree that performs well with full sun in my Tennessee garden. Its leaves emerge red in spring changing to a cool green in summer, giving this tree a two-toned appearance. In fall, 'Chishio Improved' transforms into a fiery-red beauty. This small-leafed cultivar is a prolific grower, eventually reaching 8 feet in the landscape.