Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' - Summer leaves
  • Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' - Spring leaves
  • Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' - Summer leaves

Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'

£28.00

(Japanese Maple) A mound-shaped maple, Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' has delicate, seven-lobed, reddish-purple leaves which turn red/scarlet in autumn.

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A mound-shaped maple, Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' has delicate, seven-lobed, reddish-purple leaves which turn red/scarlet in autumn. The leaves will darken to purplish-green if planted in a position with some shade.

The leaves compliment a very graceful habit to make Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' a particularly elegant addition to a garden or large container!


  • Position: Sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' will produce its best display of foliage when planted in an area sheltered from strong winds.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' grows to be a small or eventually medium sized, rounded shrub.
    • Height: 2 m (6 ft)
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall), Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
To grow in a pot, Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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