This is one of the best shrubs for autumn color.
It is one of the few plants that turns a reliably deep red even in partially shaded conditions.
The colour in early autumn of the large heart-shaped leaves has tints of burgundy that are followed by crimson with orange and gold undertones.
The small insignificant flowers resemble little burgundy starfish that appear as the foliage drops for the season.
It forms a rounded shrub to approx 3 metres x 3 metres.