SelecTree: Tree Detail
CORAL BARK JAPANESE MAPLE
Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'
Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Branches are bright coral red in winter. Leaves are greenish yellow turning golden with red overtones in fall.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Additional Common Names
CORAL BACK JAPANESE MAPLE, SANGO KAKU JAPANESE MAPLE
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.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jul 23, 2019.
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