Acer palmatum Shirazz (Gwen's Rose Delight) (height to 3m/9.8ft) is a deciduous Japanese Maple tree with an upright and then graceful arching habit. It has rounded, deeply lobed variegated leaves of striking colour that change with the seasons. Red-purple leaves flashed with bright red-pink margins in spring, are contrasted by a grey-green leaf with cream and pink margins in the summer. Typical autumn scarlet provides 'wow factor' in this traditionally colourful season, before leaf shed through winter. Partial shade in a moist but well drained soil offer ideal growing conditions.