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Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees for Sale Online
Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku') is a beautiful small tree that has brilliant red-coral bark on its young branches that intensifies in the winter. It produces deeply cut, pale green leaves that display attractive red margins that turn a vibrant, golden yellow in fall. Acer Sango Kaku will be your favorite winter interest plant for sure.
Coral Bark Japanese Maple is a beautiful specimen tree and its compact size is ideal for small yards. This hardy tree grows well in full sun and tolerates the harsh summer heat. It thrives in bright dappled shade in warmer regions, or in full sun in cooler regions.
|Mature Height:||15 to 25 feet|
|Mature Width:||15 to 20 feet|
|Sunlight:||Part to full sun|
|Habit:||Deciduous, densely branched|
|Foliage:||Pale green with red margins, golden yellow in the fall|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point or a specimen planting, very slow growing|
How to Care for Coral Bark Japanese Maple
Before you buy Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I plant a Coral Bark Japanese Maple?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees plant that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil.
How do I water Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
How do I fertilize Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees?
Feeding your Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees is probably the single most forgotten part of growing healthy long lasting plants. Maintaining a constant low level of fertility will keep your trees healthy throughout the year. Avoid using high Nitrogen lawn fertilizer on Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees. Japanese maples look best and develop thicker stems when allowed to grow at a slower speed. Applying high amounts of nitrogen will cause excessively fast growth that will weaken the plant. Fertilizing your Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees with the proper type of fertilizer should be done either in late winter while the ground is still cold. We recommend using a slow or controlled release type fertilizer. When using a slow-release pellet-type fertilizer, bore several holes around the tree and divide the proper amount of fertilizer. Drop the fertilizer into the holes and fill the remainder of the holes with soil. Water around the tree and now the tree is fertilized for an entire year. As the tree grows, the amount of fertilizer will need to be increased. Note: we only recommend using liquid type fertilizer like Miracle-Gro® on Japanese maples during the first summer, and only to help establish the tree. Once you see good growth you can stop liquid feeding. Do not liquid feed in late fall or early spring. Liquid fertilizers encourage Japanese maples to grow instantly, and this is not recommended as early freezes in fall and late freezes in spring will cause damage or kill your tree.
How do I mulch Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.