I have built CART model using sklearn. I'm having total 6 features in training dataset and passing all of them in fit function. I've tested both criteria Gini and entropy. But whenever I plot tree using graphviz, the tree uses only 3 features in case of Gini and 4 features in case of entropy. I've also implemented CART from scratch for cross check purpose and still, Gini uses 3 features and entropy uses 4 features.
Everything else is working fine. I'm getting the result as expected in test dataset with accuracy 97%. I just want to confirm that, is this normal? Does cart chooses best features only and ignore other features to avoid the wrong classification? Also, my dataset is quite small in size, only 220 records.