A recent selection that has begun to cause quite a stir. Discovered as a witches' broom on a plant of A. palmatum v. atropurpureum, this diminutive beauty has red-maroon foliage throughout the growing season. Bright crimson-scarlet fall color dominates the autumn landscape. Plants assume an irregular upright-oval outline and develop character with age. Makes an excellent container subject or addition to the rock garden.