Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy'
Common name: 
Sharp's Pygmay Japanese Maple
Pronunciation: 
A-ser pal-MAY-tum
Family: 
Aceraceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.
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  • plant habit, older tree

    plant habit, older tree

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    leaves

  • leaves

    leaves