This standard form has a clear straight stem with a crown of feathery, garnet-coloured leaves that turn bright scarlet in autumn, looking as if they have been shredded before they drop.In time it will form a pretty little tree with a rounded, compact habit that makes it perfect focal point in a small garden, particularly when planted in a container. It needs a sheltered spot, away from strong winds orscorching sun, though its leaf colour is best enjoyed in a sunny position.