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Acer palmatum Red Pygmy

Red Pygmy Japanese Maple

Narrow-lobed leaves of purple-red cover this very compact dome-shaped selection. Autumn colours are shades of yellow, gold, and red.

  • »  Slow-growing
  • »  An upright cutleaf cultivar with red leaves
  • »  Foliage may turn green in hot climates
  • »  Fall colour is bright yellow to gold
  • »  Small red to purple flowers

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  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:175-200 cm
  • Spread:125-150 cm
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist to Average
Well-drained
Growth Rate
Slow
Critter
Rabbit Resistant
Attributes
Deciduous
Fall Color
Low Maintenance
Habit
Mounding
Foliage Color
Green
Red
Landscape uses
Rock garden
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade.