Acer palmatum ‘Beni Kawa’

('Beni Kawa Coral Bark', Japanese Maple)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Beni Kawa Coral Bark Japanese Maple has attractive light green foliage edged in red which emerges chartreuse in spring. The small lobed palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The coral pink branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.Beni Kawa Coral Bark Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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‘Beni-kawa’ is most noted for its coral red trunk and stems. It typically grows in an upright, rounded, shrubby form to 5-7′ tall over the first 10 years, but eventually matures over time to 12-15′ tall. Palmate leaves emerge soft green in spring, but turn an attractive golden yellow in fall. Leaves (to 2 1/2″ long) are divided into 5-7 ovate-lanceolate, slender tipped lobes with double serrate margins. Small reddish flowers in spring are somewhat attractive on close inspection, but are not showy from a distance.Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers some part afternoon shade in the southern parts of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Avoid hot and dry sites. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.

Additional information

Common Name

'Beni Kawa Coral Bark', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa'


25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


12 to 15 ft.


12 to 15 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color




Foliage Color

light green

Deer Resistant


Fall Color

golden yellow

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