Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’

('Coral Bark', Japanese Maple)


$399.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Coral red winter bark; color intensifies in cold weather to almost salmon; best color in full sun. Broad-rounded habit. Upright form maturing to well rounded tree. Narrowly lobed leaves are often dissected creating a lacy appearance. Light green foliage and bright red stems during the summer turning a golden yellow in the fall.

Description

The Japanese maple cultivar ‘Sango kaku’, often referred to as Coral bark maple, is generally one of the most prized of all of the upright palmate types for its winter interest. The bark on new twigs turns bright coral red (almost fluorescent) after the leaves fall. In Japan the name ‘Sango kaku’ refers to “coral-painted”. A vigorous upright cultivar that may attain a landscape size of 25′ tall and 20′ wide. Current season growth is abundant and can be twiggy. Leaves emerge in April and display a pleasing yellow-green with plum to red edging. As the young leaves expand they soon age to light green for the rest of spring and then take on autumn-like hues of red and orange beginning in early summer. The leaves themselves are classified as simple, opposite, with 5-7 lobes, with serrated edges.

Older trees form vase shaped canopies. The intense coral bark color is reduced as the trunk and stems enlarge.

Additional information

Common Name

'Coral Bark', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku'

Container/Amount

15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

20 to 25 ft.

Width

15 to 20 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

golden yellow

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