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Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'


Buy Sango Kaku Japanese Maple aka Coral Bark Maple online. Sango Kaku is known for its striking red bark in the fall and winter. The leaves unfold with red and pinkish tinges that become lime green and yellow with bright red edges well into spring. During the summer's heat the foliage becomes a medium green. When the yellow and gold fall colors develop, the cooler temperatures also start to change the bark to red that intensifies as the weather gets colder.


20-25 Feet


18-22 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
  • Red
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Light Yellow/Brilliant Yellow
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Light Green/Chartreuse
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Japanese Maple
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Budding
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Provides Shade
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rock Gardens
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Japanese Maples are moderately easy to grow and adapt to most conditions; however, they do prefer to be planted in an area that is well protected from wind, heat exposure, and drought like conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Sango Kako Japanese Maple makes an excellent addition to any garden. The red bark contrasts well in the snow.Can be used around patios or in large containers around a deck.