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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'

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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
Burgundy

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive interactbiz 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 berrygirl 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

Regional...

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

Garberville, California
Verona, Mississippi
Avondale, Missouri
Euclid, Ohio
Kalama, Washington



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