Acer palmatum Sharp's Pygmy Aceraceae
Sharp's Pygmy Japanese Maple A-ser pal-MAY-tum
- Small tree, dwarf form of Acer palmatum, habit is compact, dense, rounded crown, slow growing, seldom reaches over 4 ft tall. Leaves small, 5 lobed, margins coarsely toothed, lustrous green at first but changing to a fiery orange in fall.
- Full sun. Often used in bonsai.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Found as a chance seedling and introduced by Dave Sharp of Sharp’s Nursery in Sandy, Oregon in 1985.
- Oregon State Univ., Lewis-Brown Farm: near turf plots.