A maple I love using is Acer Bloodgood. The dark red foliage is stunning with so many combinations.These trees are at my office, and what I love about them is how the colour of the leaves changes depending on the sun's position. They glow quite a brilliant red when the sun is behind them, then a dark moody burgundy from the front. Hard to capture on camera, obviously!
Colour combinations are a particular passion of mine - and the maple is really dramatic to work with all sorts of other plants. Heuchera Palace purple, Euphorbia Chameleon, Physocarpus Shady Lady, flaxes, etc. Limitless. Love it!
|The sun lights up the leaves from behind|
|Acer 'Bloodgood' shown here with an adjacent hedge of my favourite camellia - Takanini.|
|Camellia Takanini - fast growing and very long flowering season|