This is a Japanese maple that I purchased in November of 2017. When I bought it the tree had no leaves. I let it go rather wild this year to see how it would grow. I took pictures of it throughout the year because it is rather elegant in all seasons. It is funny the emotions presented in different seasons. From a dormant strength in the winter to a fragile youth in the spring, wild exuberance in the summer and ending in a explosion of color in the fall.