Acer palmatum Adrian's Compact is a small upright Japanese maple with a slow-growing, compact form, (hence the name) and lovely medium-small burgundy leaves. Adrian's Compact has brilliant scarlet red and orange fall color. This maple prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. Due to it's dwarf nature, it is a great maple for small spaces, or to plant in a container. Adrian's Compact will 5-6 feet tall x 3-4 feet wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. Best suited for zone 5-9.
Dwarf Japanese Maples - Great for Containers and Small Areas
Akita Yatsubusa is a strong and hardy dwarf Acer palmatum with wonderful dark green leaves, very similar to Sharp's Pygmy. The leaves of Akita Yatsubusa grow in a densely clustered fashion and are deeply divided. When the leave emerge in the Spring they have a lovely pinkish red color. Fall color brings an exciting display of yellows and oranges. Akita yatsubusa forms a dense round shrub reaching no more than 4 feet tall at maximum height. Ideal for the small garden space, container or bonsai. Best suited for zones 5-9.
Japanese Maple Tree Varieties
Coonara Pygmy is a lovely dwarf maple that grows into a rounded shape. Coonara pygmy has small bright green leaves which emerge in spring that are densely clustered on the stems. A natural dwarf variety, this tree makes a great bonsai. Fall colors transitions into yellow-orange and pink to deep pink and purple tones in late fall. This variety was first discovered in Australia. Morning sun afternoon shade is best in hot climates. Coonara Pygmy will reach a max height of 5 feet tall x 5 feet wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5.