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CORAL BARK JAPANESE MAPLE
Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

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Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches are bright coral red in winter. Leaves are greenish yellow turning golden with red overtones in fall.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Additional Common Names

CORAL BACK JAPANESE MAPLE, SANGO KAKU JAPANESE MAPLE

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 25 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Striking, Light Gray or Light Green, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 10, 12 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Sep 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-palmatum-sango-kaku >

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