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Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' Tree

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Trees

from From £34.99 (ex. VAT)
( £41.99 (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 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 Coral-bark maple, Coral bark maple, Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku', Acer Senkaki, Acer Sengo Kaku, Acer sangokaku, Sango Kaku Japanese maple more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'
3L pot 60-90cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £34.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'
10L pot 80-100cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'
30L pot 140-160cm Bush £139.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

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. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

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

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

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) 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 trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

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, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

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 and we'll see if we can find a solution.

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