New leaves emerge a very vibrant red in Spring, a real eye catcher! The young tree grows in an upright column habit but filling out in later years as a maple that will tolerate full sun. Twombly's Red Sentinel has gorgeous flame red Autumn foliage. Will grow in neutral to slightly acidic soil well drained but moisture retaining. Ideal for pots but do not be tempted to put into a too large container. Keep tight in the pot with a regular watering regime.