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
15' - 25'
15' - 20'
Primary Foliage Color
Light Green mostly, coral red in winter
Seasonal Foliage Color
Spring to Summer
Slow to moderate
Sun to Partial Shade
Moist (not standing water): Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.