Hi, I am new here in this forum and I have also no experience with forums yet. But I discovered this forum some days ago and joining it feels like going to `Maple Addicts Anonymous`. I am from Austria near Vienna and though I planted some Japanese maples 15 years ago I had no expertise in this field and due to the birth of 3 kids in 3 following years also no time. Now I have started to devote more time to our garden and engaged myself in the world of Japanese maples. I recently bought Mikawa Yatsubusa, Seiyru, Orange Dream, Garnet and Spring D elight. My `old` ones are Red Emperor, Enkan, Acer griseum and one red Dissectum that I would like to ask you to identify. I bought it for 2 Euros and 10 cm high (and almost dead because they forgot to water it) in a gardencenter. I only put it in a tiny hole in the ground without any preparation (no acid soil, only our extreme hardcore mixture of gravel and heavy loam!) and watered it for the first 2 days). Since then I only let it grow without pruning and even looking at it . Nevertheless it proved extremely resilient and with time it grew to one of my favourite plants in our garden. As I was of the impreesion that there is only one kind of red Dissectum until recently I thought they are all called Garnet. This year I wanted to add another one of the same kind, because I love its bright colour even in summer (full sun) I bought a Dissectum Garnet. It was darker than my old one, but I thought it is just because it was standing more shady in the nursery. But now it is standing in the full sun for 6 weeks and is much darker than my old one. I am positive that the new one is a true Garnet as the nursery is specialised on Japanese Maples. But which one could my old one be? Can you guess from the pictures? Maybe a Crimson Queen? I have the feeling that it hasn`t been so bright coloured from the beginning, I think that when he was small he was a darker shade, but as I said our garden was not one of my priorities when the kids were small so I didn`t pay attention to it... The 2 pictures atop and the left one in the second line are from the sunnier side, the middle and right one in the bottom line are from the shadier side, but it has sun all day long.