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A picture of a Japanese Maple 'Red Pygmy'

Japanese Maple 'Red Pygmy'

Acer palmatum (Linearilobum Group) 'Red Pygmy'

Also known as

Blood-leaf Japanese maple

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Japanese Maple 'Red Pygmy' Overview

Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy' has a mound-like growth habit. It is vase-shaped, with linear leaves that are dark red in spring, purple-green in summer and turning gold in autumn.

Common problems with Japanese Maple 'Red Pygmy'

How to propagate Japanese Maple 'Red Pygmy'

Seed

Species are propagated by seed.

Grafting

By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Other uses of Japanese Maple 'Red Pygmy'

Ornamental, foliage, specimen with good autumn colour.