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.