Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Pygmy
Additional cultivar information:(aka Red Pigmy)
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Category:

Shrubs

Group:

Linearilobum (narrow, straplike divided leaves)

Dwarf

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California

Tupelo, Mississippi

Kansas City, Missouri

Euclid, Ohio

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 18, 2008, interactbiz from North Vancouver
Canada wrote:

We have this slow growing specimen tree in container with curly leaf ivy underplanting. One of my favorites among Japanese maples.

Neutral

On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' (Dec) (z6) (Bon)
"An excellent cultivar...a delightful contrast in shape & tone when combined with other forms"(Vertrees);the fine strap-like lobed leaves of this "linearilobum"maple hold their red-maroon color well even in sumr.PSh/M