A perfect tree for that spot in the garden with little space remaining or for container culture, Acer palmatum 'Pixie', with it's attractive leaf layering and growth habit, and red colour.
'Pixie', a dwarf, emerges in spring with pink-red leaves becoming a deep red into summer while the under surfaces of the leaves are bronze-green. The leaves turn a fiery red in the fall. 'Pixie' has large leaves for a dwarf.
Expect this tree to grow to about 6' tall and less wide with a fairly dense growth habit.