One of the few red Japanese maples with variegation. Large, deeply-dissected leaves are purple with a thin cream outline. Grow in full sun and protect from strong winds. No two leaves are the same. A small tree to lighten up dull areas. Orange-red autumn leaves. Acer palmatum ‘Beni-shi-en’ (Variegated Japanese Maple) is a deciduous tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 3m (H) x 2m (W) in 10 years.