“Acer campestre Red Shine is a stunning cultivar that has all of the qualities of its parent, Acer campestre.
This cultivar has the significant benefit of producing new growth which is bright crimson, before turning to a deep green as the growing season progresses.
This tree is unique in the fact that there are few other trees which offer this extent of foliage interest throughout the growing season.
Like its parent, Acer campestre, Red Shine is tolerant of most soil types, although it does do best in rich, well drained soils. As with many of the long introduced trees, it is a tough contender and will tolerate drought, air pollution and soil compaction.”