A splendid dwarf, often referred to as a very dwarf form of/similar to Kamagata. I really like this cultivar as it is a strong grower and very hardy. For those looking for a true dwarf maple for bonsai, container culture, or just a rock garden, this one is ideal. It has fairly large leaves for such a dwarf plant and the leaves layer nicely on longer petioles. As a comparison to an easier to locate maple, Yuri hime displays nearly the same color tones as Sharp's Pygmy, displaying nearly the same muted green most of the season. There is no spring color per se and fall color is not great. Very small amounts of annual growth make this a very difficult maple to propagate. The The tree pictured is 3 years old. The first photo was taken 4/17/05, just after leaf out, and the other two photos are from 5/1/05.