Probably a hybrid between shirasawanum and palmatum this maple has brilliant red spring color enhanced by the white pubescence on newly emerging leaves. This very strong growing upright cultivar hold its color well into the summer. Fall color is also red. 'Red Dawn' tolerates heat and sun very well but would appreciate a break from the hot summer sun in hotter climates. Even though this cultivar is most often listed as a shirasawanum it should be considered a hybrid or maybe even a palmatum as the seeds hang down like a palmatum rather than being held erect like true shirasawanums.
10 Year Size: Height: 10-12 Feet Width: 5-6 Feet