Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

Woodie's Take: you will not be let down with the bright red color of this Japanese Maple Tree in the winter. In our garden very few plants stand out more in the winter. During the summer the leaves create a dappled shade effect which cools the area but lets enough sun through to allow plants to grow underneath.

Growzone: 5-8

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3 Gal. (3.5 to 4 Ft) $99.95
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This Plants Growzone: 5-8
Growing Zone: 5-8
Mature Height: 15 to 25 feet
Mature Width: 15 to 20 feet
Classification: Medium tree
Sunlight: Part to full sun
Habit: Deciduous, densely branched.
Flower Color: Insignificant
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

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Coral Bark Japanese Maple is a beautiful small tree that has brilliant red-coral bark on its young branches with color that intensifies in the winter. Acer Sango Kaku will be your favorite winter interest plant for sure.

  • Great tree for a landscape centerpiece.
  • Year-round interest.
  • Compact size is ideal for small yards.
  • Tolerates harsh summer heat.

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Full Description

Coral Bark Japanese Maple is a beautiful small tree that has brilliant red-coral bark on its young branches with color 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. Thrives in bright dappled shade in warmer regions, or in full sun in cooler regions.


Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Coral Bark Japanese Maple plant that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Coral Bark Japanese Maple to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. 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.


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Additional Information

History and introduction of the Japanese Maple in America:

Acer palmatum has been cultivated in Japan for centuries and in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s. The first specimen of the tree reached England in 1820. When Swedish doctor-botanist Carl Peter Thunberg traveled in Japan late in the eighteenth century, he secreted out drawings of a small tree that would eventually become synonymous with the high art of oriental gardens. He gave it the species name palmatum after the hand-like shape of its leaves, similar to the centuries-old Japanese names kaede and momiji, references to the 'hands' of frogs and babies, respectively. For centuries Japanese horticulturalists have developed cultivars from maples found in Japan and nearby Korea and China. They are a popular choice for bonsai enthusiasts and have long been a subject in art. Numerous cultivars are currently available commercially and are a popular item at garden centers and other retail stores in Europe and North America. Red-leafed cultivars are the most popular, followed by cascading green shrubs with deeply dissected leaves. Preparations from the branches and leaves are used as a treatment in traditional Chinese medicine.