Acer palmatum 'Red Cloud' is a fabulous bamboo leaf Japanese maple. Purple-red spring leaves and orange-red fall colours. If some afternoon shade or filtered light is provided in hot climates, the summer colour will hold otherwise, it will become more bronzed.
Forms a mostly round-shaped tree about 13' tall. 'Red Cloud' spreads a little more broadly than most linearilobum forms. This, in combination with it's narrow strap-leaf form, give it the cloud-like appearance.