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Coral Bark Maple

Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'
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Deciduous accent tree with an upright, vase-shaped crown. Bright green foliage turns golden-yellow in fall. In winter, the scarlet colored bark provides year-round interest.

Plant with Rhododendron


  • Landscape Size: 15'-25' tall, 15'-20' width
  • Light Requirements: Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 2-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Fall Color

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Feed Japanese maples in spring with a multipurpose fertilizer. Prune in winter.