Acer palmatum Sango Kaku

Acer palmatum Sango Kaku

Acer palmatum Sango Kaku

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Common name and scientific name: Coral Bark Maple (Acer palmatum Sango Kaku)


Description: The Coral Bark Maple is a captivating deciduous shrub or small tree prized for its vibrant four-season interest. In spring, delicate palmate leaves emerge with a pinkish hue, maturing to a light green in summer. Fall brings a transformation, with leaves turning brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red. But the true star of the show is the stunning coral-red bark that develops on young branches throughout winter, adding a pop of color to the dormant landscape.


Growing requirements:

Sunlight: Prefers part shade, but tolerates full sun with adequate moisture.
Water: Moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
Soil: Well-drained, slightly acidic soil is ideal.


Unique features: This captivating maple boasts not only stunning seasonal foliage but also vibrant coral-red bark that adds winter interest to your garden.


Uses: The Coral Bark Maple is a versatile plant, ideal for adding a touch of elegance to patios, borders, or Japanese-inspired gardens. It can also be grown in containers for balconies and terraces.

Light requirement: Part sun/part shade and Full Sun

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency:

Soil: Well-drained, slightly acidic soil is ideal. Amending the soil with composted organic matter can improve drainage and fertility.

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Slow

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: Water: Moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
Soil: Well-drained, slightly acidic soil is ideal.
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring according to package instructions.
Pruning: Can be pruned in late winter or early spring to maintain desired shape and size.

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally pest and disease resistant, but monitor for common insects like aphids and scale.

Mature height: 300 cm

Mature width: 250 cm

Suitable for shaping: Yes

Colour: This captivating maple boasts a dynamic display of color throughout the seasons: Spring: Delicate palmate leaves emerge with a pinkish hue. Summer: Leaves mature to a light green. Fall: Leaves transform into brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red.

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Deciduous

Flowering: No

Flower colour: Reddish-purple (insignificant)

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Yes, but insignificant. Small, reddish-purple flowers appear in spring, but they are not a prominent feature of the Coral Bark Maple.

Fruit: Insignificant

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