Outstanding cultivar equal to the well known "Bloodgood". Vertrees believes this is the same cultivar as Emperor I. This cultivar exceeds Bloodgood in retaining its color and is even faster growing.
Importantly, Red Emperor comes into leaf 2 weeks later than Boloodgood, so your chance of frost damage is reduced. It also holds its color well in shade.
Leaves are deep purple red in the Spring and dark crimson in fall. Leaves are thinner than those of 'Bloodood' and shimmer in the light with translucence. Upright growing tree.
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