Acer palmatum 'Red Pgymy'

Japanese Maple

Deciduous Tree

A Japanese maple of smaller stature, Acer palmatum 'Red Pgymy' is a good choice for city and courtyard gardens, or it can even be grown in a large container. It offers multi-season appeal with its attractive growth habit, finely textured red foliage and good fall color. Slow-growing and relatively compact, though it can eventually attain a height of 12 to 15', growing 3-6" per year.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 72 - 180 tall x 48 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Burgundy / Maroon, Red
Fall Color: Yellow / Gold Leaf Shape: Palm-shaped

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: canopy
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos