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Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$129.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (3 - 8 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 25 Feet
  • Mature Spread 15 - 20 Feet
  • Growing Zones 6 - 8

If you’re looking for a tree that will add color and interest to your yard year round, the coral bark Japanese maple is the one for you. Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ is a slow-growing Japanese maple that provides interest 365 days a year. In the spring and summer, its foliage is light yellow to almost neon green. The leaves will transform into a brilliant yellow or salmon-red color once autumn rolls around. And even after it drops its last leaves for the season, the tree’s bark will start intensifying in color, flaunting a beautiful dark pink hue. 

Native to Japan, Korea, China, Eastern Mongolia and Southeast Russia, this tree will bring continuous beauty to your landscape. Moreover, this deciduous tree is adaptable and slow growing. While it’s generally disease resistant, it may suffer from horse chestnut scale, aphids, and verticillium wilt. It’s also drought tolerant and low maintenance. If you’re looking for protection from winter winds, this tree is for you.

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Plant Care

Japanese maples prefer well-drained but moist soil that is neutral to slightly acidic and nutrient rich. However, they are adaptable to a variety of soils. Your tree will benefit from a thick mulching. Provide it with about 2-3 inches of mulch when you plant it, but don’t let the mulch touch the trunk because this increases the chances of pests and diseases. This tree should be watered enough to keep the soil moist. Never let the soil dry out completely and don’t oversaturate the soil either. Your tree will do well in full sun to part shade. Your tree may experience some leaf scorch when young, especially if it is not receiving enough water. However, this will not affect the health of your tree. Fertilize your tree in the early spring or when planting it. It’s best to use a slow-release fertilizer or a well-balanced tree and shrub fertilizer. Mix the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole—this will help you avoid burning the young roots. 

This plant doesn’t need a lot of pruning, but if you do choose to prune, make sure to do it when it is dormant. You can remove any dead, dying or crowded branches. You can also use pruning to maintain your desired shape. After the first year, cut off branches to establish a dominant leader. Every year thereafter, work to establish form by cutting off intersecting branches that point inward or intersections that are too sharply angled. 

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Plant Spacing

This tree grows up to 20-25 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide, so make sure to keep this in mind when planting, giving it plenty of space. These can make good ornamental understory trees.

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (3 - 8 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 25 Feet
Mature Spread: 15 - 20 Feet
Spacing: 15 - 20 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s):
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Light Green
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest
Watering: Low
Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Edging, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Coral Bark Japanese Maple
Other Name(s): Coral Bark
Scientific Name: Acer pal. 'Sango Kaku'
SKU:
1231003645-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations