Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Category: Deciduous, Ornamental | Size: Small | Hardiness Zones: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 | Fall Color: Yellow | Growth Rate: Medium
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Aptly named 'Coral Bark' Japanese Maple thanks to the pulsing brilliant coral red color of the winter stems. As the fall foliage catches fire, the coral stem color sets with cool weather in autumn and lasts to leaf emergence in spring. Younger stems (1-3 years old) of Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' bear the bright coloration; older stems simmer down to a smooth gray. This winter stems color is bold enough to stand on its own without a supporting cast, but a backdrop of broadleaf evergreens, fences or building walls does help the color to POP!

Category: Small ornamental tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 5 to 8
Foliage: Bright Green
Fall Color: Apricot gold or yellow
Bark: Smooth, gray
Winter Interest: Young stems are brilliant coral red all winter
Texture: Medium to fine
Shape: Upright arching habit
Mature Size: 20' tall by 15-20' wide
Growth Rate: Medium
Adaptability: Coral Bark Japanese Maple transplants easily, establishes quickly; heat tolerant.
Native Habitat: Japan