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Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa' Tree

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees

from From £29.99 (ex. VAT)
( £35.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa' boasts attractive reddish purple flowers in spring, bright green foliage in summer and brilliant coral red stems in winter. Beni-kawa is very similar to the better known Acer palmatum Sango Kaku, but develops into a slightly taller tree, reaching a height of about 3 metres in maturity. Like all Japanese maples, Acer palmatum Beni Kawa has good autumn colour, displaying vibrant shades of bronzed oranges and yellows, however the main attraction to Acer Beni Kawa is the wonderful stem colour, revealed once the leaves have fallen.

This small garden tree will have the biggest impact on your garden when planted in a situation where the winter sunshine highlights the stunning stems. Beni Kawa will grow well in most soils but is best suited to well-drained, moist conditions in partial shade, although it can tolerate full sun.

AKA Acer palmatum 'Beni-kawa', Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa', Coral Bark Maple

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3L pot 40-60cm Bush £29.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice For Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa' Trees

Pot grown Coral Bark Maples can be planted at any time of the year. Choose a spot that avoids avoid heavy, waterlogged soils and remove all weeds and grass within a metre of it. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole, especially if you have poor soil.

When planting Coral Bark Maples, use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant foliage colour. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

The tree planting guide has further information and videos.

Aftercare Advice For Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa' Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. It is important to keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If possible, use rain water instead of tap water as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour. We stock a range of irrigation kits for more effective watering.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage.

Pruning Advice For Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa' Trees

Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season, from November to March. Japanese Maple trees bleed during other times of the year so pruning can weaken the branches. However, Japanese Maple trees very rarely need pruning. The natural shape is normally the most attractive and pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach. Only remove, crossing, damaged or diseased branches.

Do not coppice Corak Bark Maple trees.

Acer palmatum 'Beni Kawa' Tree (Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees) Description

  • Common name: Japanese maple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2 meters
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Small, red-purple flowers in spring, green foliage in summer, followed by bronzed autumn leaves and bright red stems in winter
  • Soil: Suited to all soil types, but grows particularly well in a moist, well-drained position