Acer peudosieboldianum x palmatum Dark Star is a Korean Maple hybrid with an upright rounded shape and purplish foliage. New red leaves mature to deep, rich green with wine colored highlights and overlay through summer, then brighten to a blazing orange-red in the fall. For best foliage coloring, grow in morning light and filtered afternoon sun. Dark Star has slow to moderate growth rate, great for limited space in an urban landscape. Hardy from zones 4-8. Plant in moist well drained soil.