Coral Bark Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser pal-MA-tum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Poolside, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Heath (Erica)|
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