This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This, known in catalogues as Acer polymorphum atropurpu-reum, is one of the loveliest ornamental maples imaginable. The winy purple tint is peculiar among all the purple-leaved plants, - and it has the property rare among purple-leaved things of keeping a dark tint far away into the fall. It is as yet rather scarce in our collections, through a difficulty in propagation. In England some trees have reached a height of ten feet, and must be very grand.