'Red Select' is often confused in the nursery trade with 'Ever Red', 'Garnet' and 'Inaba shidare'. Although there are some references to this Maple being a selection from 'Dissectum Nigrum', this Maple is actually a seedling selection from 'Inaba shidare'. In the early Spring as the pubescence is showing this Maple will look identical to 'Inaba shidare' and 'Oregon Garnet'. As this Maple leafs out the difference in the color and the size of the leaves becomes quite evident as 'Red Select' has the smallest sized leaves in comparison to 'Inaba shidare' and 'Oregon Garnet'. This Maple by early Summer will be a green tone with red markings on the tips and the leaf margins of the lobes, very similar to the Summer color of 'Oregon Garnet'. This Maple in the Fall will be more of a scarlet red in color with the late Summer new growth being a rich purple red in its Fall color.