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Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku Tree

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees

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

One of the most prevalent of the Japanese maple trees, Acer palmatum Sango Kaku or the Coral-bark Maple Tree produces yellow/orange, deeply lobed new foliage in the spring which turns to a lush green in summer and then striking soft yellow in autumn. Once the explosive foliage display is over the bare branches of Acer Sango Kaku make a stunning focal point in the winter as this variety is mainly grown for its stem colour. The young growth is bright coral pink to red and seen at its best from late autumn to mid spring. This Acer tree offers year round interest and makes the perfect feature tree for a sheltered position.

Acer palmatum Sango Kaku is best planted to avoid heavy, waterlogged soils and a position in dappled shade will protect the foliage from sun scorch. Well worthy of a space in the garden this red barked Acer will grow to approximately 3 x 2 metres in 20 years. Do not coppice.

For a very similar but smaller Acer palmatum, have a look at Acer palmatum Winter Flame or for a larger tree, Acer palmatum Beni Kawa.

Acer palmatum Sango-kaku has the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA Japanese maple tree, Acer palmatum, coral-bark maple, Coral bark maple, Acer Sengo Kaku, Acer sangokaku, Acer palmatum Senkaki more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
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3L pot 40-60cm Pruned & Shaped £29.99 (ex. VAT)
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10L pot 60-90cm Pruned & Shaped £44.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku Tree Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku Tree
10L pot 80-100cm Pruned & Shaped £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery timescales

99% of deliveries made within a week of placing the order (other than agreed pre orders) and many are despatched on the day we receive the order.  There is a slightly longer delivery timescale on trees over 2.5m in height (all the trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard or Extra Heavy Standard, all called Mature Trees) because normal "next day" carriers find them too large to handle so we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a haulage contractor to deliver and this all takes a bit of scheduling (but it's worth it when you see these wonderful mature trees!). 

Gift trees required for arrival on a specific date (or indeed any tree required for delivery on a specific date) can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge - we normally plan to deliver a day or two before the special day just to be on the safe side and although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Bare root trees and fruit bushes can only be dispatched from mid-November - mid April/late April (depending on weather conditions) and whilst they are dormant.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order unless we contact you (normally just the most mature trees where the driver may need help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle).  You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email.

Trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery costs

Orders for our popular range of 1.5/2.0m height trees to UK mainland ex Highlands have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (Highlands charge will be applied in the check out).  Smaller trees/bushes are charged at £6.95 plus vat (again Highlands charge applied in the check out).  On orders for several trees, delivery costs increase to £12.95 (and honestly that doesn't nearly cover what it costs us in cardboard and carriage charges!) but you can buy several trees (or hundreds of trees if you wish) for the same delivery cost.  Highlands charges start to get a bit expensive if you require several trees which our customers in the Highlands will be well aware of - we wish we could help more but you're such a long way from Yorkshire!

Mature trees are more expensive to deliver and cost varies by postcode but again you can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost so if you do need 2 or more, and particularly if you are planting a good number of trees, it works out to be really economical.  Delivery costs are calculated automatically in the shopping trolley so try adding an extra tree or bush for no extra delivery charge.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and overseas destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees but if you have a larger requirement please do speak to us and we'll do what we can to get trees to you at a reasonable cost.

Planting Advice for Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku trees

When planting Coral Bark Japanese Maple trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown acer trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil.

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. When planting Japanese maple trees, you should use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant foliage colour. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage. If possible, use rain water instead of tap water as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to 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. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Coral Bark Japanese Maple 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.

Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku Tree (Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees) Description

  • Common name: Coral bark Japanese maple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Palm-shaped orangey yellow spring leaves that turn green in summer and yellow in autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of most soil types but prefers a moist yet well-drained site