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Acer Palmatum, Sango Kaku Jap. Maple

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pot size: 33cm
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Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku', also known as Coral Bark Japanese Maple, is a stunning deciduous tree renowned for its vibrant coral-red bark, which is particularly striking in the winter months. Its leaves emerge a bright green in spring and summer, transforming to a golden-yellow with tinges of red in autumn, providing year-round visual interest. This tree typically reaches heights of 4-6mt with a similar spread, forming a graceful, upright structure.

To grow Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku', choose a location with partial shade to protect the delicate leaves from scorching in the intense afternoon sun. The tree thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil enriched with organic matter.

Consistent moisture is crucial, particularly during dry periods, but be careful to avoid waterlogged conditions. Applying mulch helps retain soil moisture and maintain an even soil temperature. Pruning should be minimal, primarily to remove dead or damaged branches, and is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Protect the tree from strong winds to prevent branch damage. Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to support healthy growth.

This Japanese Maple is ideal for adding year-round interest and elegance to gardens and landscapes.