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Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’


Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ is the famous coral bark Japanese maple with fall, winter, and spring bark in shades of coral red and salmon.

The claim to fame of the coral bark Japanese maple is its winter bark which gradually darkens in fall with the onset of cold weather to coral red and salmon and gradually lightens in summer to greens. However, Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ has other lovely features including a classic arching vase shape and leaves in a range of different colours through the seasons: lime green in spring, green with canary-yellow hues in summer, and golden yellow in fall with red highlights. Grow in full sun for best winter bark colour. For the 2024 Rare Flowering Tree Pre-Order plants will be in 1g pots and about 3-4 feet tall.

Common Name: Coral Bark Maple - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Aceraceae (The Maple Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: 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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