Acer palmatum ‘Red Pygmy’

Red Pygmy Japanese Maple

A slow growing, upright tree that broadens with age. Very narrow, strap-like red leaves in spring change to a reddish-green in summer. The effect of the leaves is lace-like. The fall color is yellow to red. Like other Japanese maples, it benefits from partial shade, well-drained soils, and protection from drying winds. The original plant was found in an old garden in northern Italy, and introduced to the trade by van Gelderen of The Netherlands.

  • Common Name: Red Pygmy Japanese Maple
  • Height: 10' tall
  • Spread: 8' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 5 - 8