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Acer palmatum ‘Senkaki’

Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height4m to 6m
  • Spread4.5m to 6.5m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourYellow, pink, pale green, gold, orange
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Senkaki’ (Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'). This is the same plant as Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'. ‘Senkaki’ has coral red branches and twigs, which are bare in winter; in the autumn the leaves have brilliant gold tones.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Coral bark maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Ornamental bark, foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart 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

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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