Hello Five years ago I purchased what I thought was Bloodgood but I now think it is atropurpureum. It was kept in a large pot for four years and was planted out in the ground early last year. I am confident in my planting methods so have no worries on that score. My problem is that although the tree is healthy it always develops small, dry spots which develop into splits and holes on the leaves. The spots do not seem to be fungus or insect related. Is this normal for this tree? If not. please advise. By the way, I have at least twenty different varieties of acer so I may keep you quite busy for a while.