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Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’

Coral bark maple

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height4m to 8m
  • Spread2.5m to 4m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourYellow, pink, green.
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ (Coral bark maple). This is a shrub or small tree which grows up to 6 meters in height. It has striking pink-red young branches. Leaves emerge yellow pink, turning green in the summer and then to yellow in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Acer palmatum 'Senkaki'

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for all year round ornamental interest.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It will prefer warmer climates than most other maples. It will need shade and shelter or the leaves may shrivel.

Propagation

By grafting or softwood cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, horse chestnut scale

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