Acer palmatum 'Sharp's Pygmy'

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  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here are two 'Sharp's Pygmy' that I created. One a low graft about seven inchs tall and the other, grafted two feet high on a standard, about four feet tall. Photos made in April 2004.
     

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    My 'Sharp's Pygmy' this spring. ('Sharp's Pygmy' = 'Sharp's Pigym'?)
     

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    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is my low graft on 5-8-05.
     

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    krautz33 Active Member 10 Years

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    Low grafted tree in august. Has slight leaf burn because i moved it from shade to sun. So far I find the tree to very hardy.

    Mike
     

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    blake Active Member 10 Years

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    Most of the fall color is over but the Sharp's Pygmy caught my eye today.
     

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    Here is my beautiful Sharp's Pygmy. I think it is a very mature tree. I bought it at a local nursery for a little over $200. It is about 3ft x 3ft and has a very nice shape and thick trunk. About 1.5 years ago I had no Japanese Maples, but now I have over 50 of them, about 30 are planted in the yard. I am very exciting about the spring colors I will see this year.
     

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    Hi John,

    Beautiful maple, yep you got the maple bug. We are all eagerly awaiting spring and new colors and surprises. God invented winter so we would enjoy spring. Sam
     
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    winterhaven Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    fall 2008
     

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    April 2007, May 2009, October 2007 and October 2009
     

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    here is a Sharp's Pygmy in its fall color
     

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    here is the same tree a the next year in august.
     

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    Here is a picture of my 'Sharp's Pygmy', taken today, its the first bonsai that I created now in it's third season of growing as bonsai. Every year this tree continues to impress me, getting better and better with each new season.
     

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    dawgie Active Member 10 Years

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    Sharp’s Pigmy is a very nice tree for a container. I’ve had mine for 10 years, starting from a new graft, and it’s been growing in containers the whole time. I’ve probably repotted it three times. Last spring, I transplanted a seedling from my yard that is starting to look amazingly similar to my Sharp’s.
     
  14. Xi-feng

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    Just a small one. Looking forward to seeing how it grows over the next few years:
    20210522 Sharps Pygmy.jpg
     
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    Such a pretty leaf Xi. Have you had this one long?
     
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    Thanks D! I've had it for about two months -- can't wait until it looks like some of the gorgeous 'big pygmies' in this thread!
     
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    Agree Xi, I wonder how @dawgie tree is looking now ?? Not been on the forum for a while, so it's down to you to update us all, lol.
     
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    "It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it."

    My pleasure, haha :)
     
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    Here are my Sharps Pygmy taken on 3/19/2022:
     

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    This little guy leafed out at last:

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    Still those tiny leaves, just more of them. It's such a fun little tree, like a pre-made bonsai:

    20220502 Sharps Pygmy.jpg
     
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    Lovely Xi, are you going to keep it small ?
     
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    Haha, I'm not sure I have a choice! It's my third year with this one and it's quite happy and healthy, but has grown not-at-all during its time with me! Perhaps if I live to a hundred it might have gotten a little bigger by that time :)
     
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    So another 79 years to wait then Xi..........
     
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    Haha, that's the spirit -- yes, quite!
     
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