Acer palmatum  'Sango Kaku'

Acer palmatum  'Sango Kaku'

A well-known Japanese maple cultivar with unusual coral pink young stems that create a striking effect, especially in winter. This feature and the superb yellow to apricot autumn foliage make it an elegant tree ideal for protected areas of gardens and parks.
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  • Open Vase
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  • Variety

    Acer (Maple)

  • Growth Rate

    Slow to moderate.

  • Foliage

    Light green, five lobed, flat leaves with red petioles. The lobes are rounded and tapered to a sharp point and have a doubly serrate margin. The autumn colours are brilliant yellow with an apricot-orange tinge. Leaves can occasionally have seven to nine lobes.

  • Bark

    The young stems are bright coral pink to red which intensifies and becomes more obvious in the dormant period. Older branches gradually become brown with attractive green striations.

  • Tree Habit

    'Vase' shaped, multi-stemmed small tree.

  • Tree Size

    6 x 5 metres

  • Flowers

    Insignificant small red flowers in spring.

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