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Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

SKU
00102
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.
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Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Poolside, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsLily 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

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