Acer Palmatum – ‘Sango-kaku’


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Coral Bark Maple

  • Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' is the most well known Coral Bark Maple tree, renowned for its striking coral pink-red stems. 
  • Producing pink young growth and yellow/orange, deeply lobed new foliage in the spring, the leaves turn a lush green in summer and then a pretty soft yellow in autumn.
  • It also makes a fine winter feature, with the bark on all its younger shoots and branches a conspicuous coral red.
  • The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit

  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 6 m in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    12 cm

  • Season of Interest

    Flowering: spring - summer

  • Light Required

    Full sun / partial shade

  • Watering

    Moderate watering

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Very hardy plant (-20C). Grows better in a sheltered position in full sun to partial shade and in moist, well-draining soil that is on the acidic side.

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