If you’re in need of a tree that does it all, the Coral Bark Japanese Maple will suit your needs!
Even in the Winter this tree stands out from the rest. The striking red bark makes a statement in an otherwise boring winter landscape. Its foliage is mostly green with reddish-pink tinges of color at first, then turning into medium green for the summer season and finally taking on autumn-like hues of fiery red, bright yellow and rusty orange in late summer. A must have for any garden!
This compact version fits anywhere! It grows to approximately 15-25 feet tall with a smaller width. Plant it as an accent tree along your foundation, or even put it in a container and grow it on your patio.
‘Sango Kaku’ loves sun to part shade, prefers moist well-drained soil, and is heat tolerant. Coral Bark Japanese Maples are hardy in zones 5-8.
This tree makes a wonderful focal point, can be planted in groups and is great near porches, entryways, and decks. The dazzling display of seasonal colors is well worth it the wait.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Coral Bark Japanese Maple.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Coral Bark Japanese Maple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Coral Bark Japanese Maple again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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