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Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’
Common Name: Coral Bark Maple Family: Aceraceae (The Maple Family)

The claim to fame of this beautiful Japanese maple is its winter bark which gradually darkens with the onset of cold weather to coral red and salmon. However, ‘Sango Kaku’ has other lovely features. It offers a classic arching vase shape with leaves emerging lime green then developing canary-yellow hues in summer followed by golden yellow leaves in fall with red highlights. The best bark and leaf colouration occurs when plants are grown in full sun.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Native Habitat:
Woods and thickets in a wide range of soils and exposures in lowland and mountains to 3000 metres.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourGreen
TypeShrub Secondary Bloom Colour
Height10-15' Bloom TimeSpring
Spread8-10' FragranceNo
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade Foliage ColourGreen Gold Good Fall Colour
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem ColourRed
Hardiness6-8 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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