Coral Bark Japanese Maple #6

SKU: 31701 Category:

$189.99

Botanical Name: Acer Palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

Cultivar: Sango Kaku

A very popular tree that grows vigorously when young to a lovely vase shape, its most outstanding feature is the lovely coral bark on the younger branches in the winter and colorful foliage throughout the rest of the year from yellow-green to gold

Plant Categories: Tree, Japanese Maple, Ornamental Tree, Shade Tree, Deciduous Tree


Water Requirements
Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade


Plant Height
20 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
15 Feet

Advantages:

Flowering Plant

Suitable For Growing Under Power Lines

Noteworthy Shape

Interesting Fall Color

Provides Winter Interest

Noteworthy Foliage

Interesting Bark

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Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone5b
Soil PreferenceRich
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodPrune In Full Leaf

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormRound

Flowers

Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorRed
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryMaple
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Shade, Massing

Details

Planting & Growing

Coral Bark Japanese Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Landscape Attributes

Coral Bark Japanese Maple is an open deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Coral Bark Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Shade, Mass Planting

Ornamental Features

Coral Bark Japanese Maple has attractive lime green foliage which emerges coral-pink in spring. The palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of gold, orange and red in the fall. It features subtle corymbs of red flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras from early to mid fall. The rough gray bark and coral-pink branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.