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Sango Kaku Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Sango Kaku Coral Bark Japanese Maple

(Sapindaceae Acer Palmatum Sango-Kaku)
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    Acer Palmatum 'Sango-Kaku' is a fast growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 5A. It matures to an average height of 15 feet to 20 feet and an average width of 10 feet to 15 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in sand soil that is well drained. The foliage is orange in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer.

    Coral Bark Japanese Maple can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders and also in rock or xeriscape gardens.

    More about our Japanese Maples...

    Gardener Direct offers over 150 outstanding and unique varieties of Japanese Maple. We are testing and adding new varieties every year. Our container-grown maples are expertly grown from grafts with the utmost care. Before we offer them for sale, plants are fully rooted and well-branched in 2, 3 or 5 gallon containers. 

    To determine hardiness and overall performance in the landscape, each variety of Japanese Maple has been field-tested in our trial gardens here in mid-Georgia. This means you can count on the specific information we provide about each plant.

    Sango Kaku Coral Bark Japanese Maple in springMore about Coral Bark Japanese Maple...

    Here's one that will knock your socks off! 'Sango Kaku' has outstanding, bright, coral-red branches and stems during winter on an upright, vase-shape tree to 15-20 feet in height with a 10-15 foot spread. In spring, lime green new growth emerges that contrasts wonderfully with the red branches and twigs. Fall leaves are golden yellow with touches of orange, pink and red.

    Japanese maples stand out best when they are planted as a single specimen or in small groupings. Use them to accentuate an entryway or as a focal point to draw attention to a certain area of the landscape or home. Be careful not too overcrowd your Japanese Maple. We suggest underplanting with dwarf, low growing shrubs or groundcovers.

    Culture & Care

    When provided the right environment in the landscape Japanese Maples are very easy to grow and care for, and long lived.

    Soil - Japanese maples adapt well to many soil types provided there is good drainage. Consistently wet or soggy soils can be a killer.

    Sun -  Some varieties will tolerate full sun. However, in their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight and at the edges of partially shaded woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions, especially in the warmer climate of the Deep South.

    Pruning - When a specific variety of Japanese maple is planted in the right size space; where it have room to grow to mature size, rarely will it require pruning. That beings said, removal of damaged or stray branches that spoil the form of the tree can be performed almost any time of year. Heavy or major pruning is best left to professionals. If you hire someone to prune your Japanese maple make sure he/she has the credentials and ALWAYS check references.

    Water - During the first two summers after planting a Japanese Maple, make sure to water enough to keep soil damp but not soggy. Constantly wet feet can cause serious problems. Proper planting method can ensure proper drainage over the long term.

    Planting Your Japanese Maple

    SEE: Detailed Planting Instructions For How To Plant A Japanese Maple in the Ground






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