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Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum
SKU #00102
5-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
Landscape Use Poolside
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Light Green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hosta (Hosta); Astilbe (Astilbe); Heath (Erica)
CARE
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.

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