Coral Bark Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'
Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum
|Description||This beautiful small tree has brilliant red-coral bark on its young branches with color that intensifies in the winter. Deeply cut, pale green leaves display attractive red margins and turn a vibrant, golden yellow in fall. Thrives in bright dappled shade in warmer regions, or in full sun in cooler regions. Deciduous.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Heath (Erica)|
|Care||Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.