is the perfect name for this small upright Japanese maple introduced by Nurseries Gilardelli in Italy. The leaves
more dark red than purple in spring and are thinner than other
them somewhat translucent. If sited where it can be viewed with the
setting sun behind it the leaves will glow a bright red. If you are
when the sun gets to the proper angle it looks like someone turned on
switch and the tree was lit. Rather slow growing for an upright. Fall
color is bright red.