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Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’


The claim to fame of this beautiful Japanese maple is its winter bark which gradually darkens with the onset of cold weather to coral red and salmon. However, Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ has other lovely features including a classic arching vase shape, lime green new leaves, green leaves with canary-yellow hues in summer, and golden fall colour with red highlights. Grow in full sun for best winter bark colour.

Common Name: Coral Bark Maple

Family: Aceraceae (The Maple Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods and thickets in a wide range of soils and exposures in lowland and mountains to 3000 metres.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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