Here are just a few of my favorite red Japanese Maples. In order from top left Garnet ,Aka Hosada, Earthfire. Next row from left Kujaku Nishiki, Lionheart. Next row Sensu Lime, Shigure Bato, Twombley's Red Sentinel. Next row Vitifolium, Wakehurst Pink. Last row Yugure. Of course, in choosing your choice of favorite reds--you must consider the amount of sun, time of year and age of cultivar. Lastly, you should reduce the amount of water during late summer/early fall in order to get a better fall show.