Lima Gold is a wonderful dwarf Japanese maple that has a cheery bright appearance. 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. Mature size is about 2.5' tall x 2.5' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees F. Zone 5.