'Shira Red' has the beautiful bark of a shirasawanum maple, but with red leaves which makes it unusual for this group of maples. Spring colour is pink-red turning to burgundy red in the summer. Fall colour is crimson red. 'Shira Red' grows gracefully to an upright tree. Overall the growth rate is moderate and the structure of the maple is more like a tree than a shrub. This makes it perfect for a small space. Sun tolerant . Grows 8-10' x 6-8'.