Acer palmatum 'Red Pygmy'

An excellent, red cultivar from the Netherlands. Bears large red or red-maroon leaves with seven strap-like lobes. They have an almost lace-like appearance. The colour holds well until late summer when it deepens to a more purple tone. In direct sun it bronzes with green undertones. Young shoots are red. Foliage turns vibrant orange in autumn.

Older plants tend to broaden and become round topped with an upright habit. Can reach 3m x 3m.  Looks best when planted with contrasting plants. Can be container grown but needs to be watered regularly. Protect from cold winds and full sun.

Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

Pruning should not be required unless there are dead, diseased or crossing branches. This should be carried out in the dormant season.

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