One of the smallest dwarf varieties with dense branching and chartreuse-pink new growth maturing to green; beautiful hues of scarlet and orange in the fall; excellent as a small garden accent Sharp's Pygmy Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage which emerges pink in spring. The small lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of scarlet and orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. Sharp's Pygmy Japanese Maple is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone. This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics. Sharp's Pygmy Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Mass Planting Rock/Alpine Gardens General Garden Use Container Planting This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Sharp's Pygmy Japanese Maple makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
- Mature Height: 4 feet
- Mature Width: 4 feet
- Sunlight: Sun, Part Sun
- Soil Conditions: Moist (Typical)
Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, holds the same glorious potential!