Acer palmatum Lima Gold is a wonderful dwarf Japanese maple that has a cheery bright appearance. Great for Bonsai. A dwarf maple, Lima Gold has a dense form with tiny seven-lobed leaves are yellow-green in spring and summer, then turn to straw yellow in autumn. Lima Gold does best with part shade in hot climates. Lima gold habit and leaf shape is very similar to Sharps pygmy – but a lighter brighter green in color. VERY NICE! Mature size is about 2.5′ tall x 2.5′ wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees F. Zone 5.