'Red Dragon' is a compact, slow-growing, dissected form that typically matures over time in an upright-pendulous mound to 6-8' tall. Seven-lobed leaves are deeply cut to the leaf base. Leaves emerge bright cherry red in spring, mature to burgundy red in summer before finally changing to crimson red in fall. Leaves retain good colour throughout the growing season. Purple leaf stalks. Dissected leaves reportedly resemble the claws of a dragon, hence the cultivar name.