Answer: You may very well have a Coral Bark Maple (Acer palmatum Sango Kaku. This is a vigorous, upright tree-like shrub. The twigs and branches are a striking coral red.
If this is your tree, you'll want to provide afternoon shade and protection from winds to keep the foliage looking its best. Maples like rich, well draining soils and ample moisture in summer. Enjoy your tree!
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