Hello, This is my first thread, and i don't know much about Acer's (and if that isn't enough, i don't speak English that well), so be a little patient please.. A while ago (end of april/ start of may) i saw a spectacular bright red Acer. Too bad the owner can't tell me the specific name. I've seen a lot of Acer's since in stores, but never with color as saturated as that one. Can someone help me with some suggestions? I'm looking for: *A small tree, which has the most bright/ saturated color in spring, for as long as possible! *(if possible!) nice color in summer (rather FRESH green, or a bright red color, than dark red/brown *a good fall color as well (yellow/orange or red) Because i already have some nice fall-color in my garden, the bright red in the spring is more important to me, but of course it's best if it looks nice al year. The tree/plant will stand at a sunny place. I was thinking to choose between these ones: Chis(h)io improved: i red that this one has the brightest red spring color, which lasts a long time (is this true?) I wonder if this one is also beautiful the rest of summer/fall Beni Tsukasa: beautiful variation through te seasons (???), but is the spring color as spectacular as the Chishio? Shin Deshohjo or Beni Maiko; are these ones very alike? Looks great on spring pictures Osakazuki; or is this one only colorfull in fall? Nichosonii ??? Maybe someone can help me out.. There are so many different types, and at the stores you can't get a good impression how it looks thorigh te seasons. Thank you!