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Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

Coral bark japanese maple

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Feature

Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Colourful new growth

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'
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Plant details

Formerly known as A. palmatum 'Senkaki'. This Japanese maple is attractive in all seasons: in spring the leaves are a lively pinkish green, turning a rich green in summer and then canary yellow with orange highlights in autumn. It is also a fine winter feature, with the bark on all its younger shoots and branches a conspicuous coral red. It requires sun to modest shade, in moist, well-drained soil. It tolerates a range of soils, including sand and heavy clay, and it is drought-tolerant. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Aceraceae

Genus: Acer

Species: palmatum

Cultivar: Sango-kaku

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green, Golden

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Colourful new growth

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 300cm


Reader reviews

Blubell

I have one of these in my back garden. It is sheltered by a wall and only receives the morning Sun. It was originally in a container but moved about 10 years ago. It is about 3ft high and 2ft wide. I used to feed with ericaceous food but I stopped as I don't think it needed it. A beautiful tree all year round.


Rex Richardson

Bought mine last spring . About 1.5 mtrs high, 1.5 mtrs width. Big trouble with 'singed' leaves. My theory is that it's the mid summer sun scorching the new leaves. There is a beautiful mature tree in Sandringham grounds but it's in virtually full shade . ? . Mines in a pot so not difficult to move .


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