Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Regular price $350.00 Sale

Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku'

The Coral Bark Japanese Maple is one of the most striking trees in the cultivated landscape.

It achieves its best color in full sun, but doesn't mind some shade.

In spring, its 7-lobed, narrowly pointed, pale-green leaves emerge with contrasting red edges from red stems. In fall, the leaves turn a golden yellow. After they drop, the coral-red bark of this aptly named ornamental tree intensifies, creating an outstanding winter effect.

Drought Tolerant              * Deer Seldom Browse *

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC (336) 857-2131

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 15' - 25'
Spread 15' - 20'
Shape Rounded
Primary Foliage Color Light Green mostly, coral red in winter
Seasonal Foliage Color Yellow
Flowering Season Spring to Summer
Flower Color Inconspicuous Purple


Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow to moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not standing water): Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.
Hardy. Zone: 6-8