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Coral Bark Japanese Maple

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-t- Tree Planting Kit

Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocketâ„¢ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

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Coral Bark Japanese Maple Planting Mix

Helps your Coral Bark Japanese Maple get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-8

Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-12 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

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Bright Red Bark & Neon Green Leaves

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.

New stems emerge with a brilliant red color and over 2-3 years will gradually turn dark grey.

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Beautiful maple tree
Very pretty leaf and orange bark. Unfortunately, did not make it through last winter. Very cold winter in Oregon's Willamette Valley last year. I don't recommend this tree in harsher winter climates Other Japanese maples have done just fine though.
October 14, 2014
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
Would not purchase
The Tree arrived in decent condition. It was smaller than I expected though and the graft was done poorly. The stress of the shipping and the heat wave that followed after planting was too much for this guy. I struggled to keep him going for several months, but it finally died. I saw the same trees sold at costco for less money in better condition and larger to begin with. I would not buy from this web-site again.
June 2, 2015
1 year ago
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Bought this tree last year and it was fine, but didn't survive the winter
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Beautiful Tree
We ordered this tree to provide shade from the western sun on our new back patio about a year ago. While it has not had the time to grow into a shade tree, it has put forth a lot of new growth, has survived a hot Mississippi summer, and is a beautiful addition to the bed. The bark has been more green than red so far, but the tree is still very pretty.
September 17, 2014
Jackson, MS
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Perfect choice!
We purchased 2 - 1 each side of our front porch. We wanted some color and medium height in the front shrub beds. And we got what we ordered. The trees are still young but are growing well and very evident they will do exactly what we wanted.
K. Smith, SC
November 16, 2014
over 2 years ago
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Growth Rate
Not quite sure about this tree yet. We planted it even though it looks very fragile. It seems like it's growing but the tops of the new sprouts look like they are getting burnt. Keeping an eye on it.
July 16, 2016
2 months ago
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Love it. It is starting to get new foliage, so excited to watch it over the next year. Been wanting one for a long time, finally found one affordable!
August 1, 2016
1 month ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

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.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

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.

Questions & Answers

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Pretty - will use for accent trees.
Carol B on Aug 22, 2016
I like the bark
Cecilia R on Aug 17, 2016
Color contrast
Cynthia M on Aug 18, 2016
I think this tree is the prettiest tree I have ever seen. The contrast in the two colors together are stunning. The price is right and no shipping charge!
Marco L on Aug 14, 2016
My proposed site for this tree is my front entry landing which gets sun all morning but no afternoon. What size of pot and how tall do you think it will then grow here in Charlotte, NC zone 7b. I need to prune it in such a way that it will not obstruct traffic in and out of the doorway. Will this tree work for me?
John H on Jul 5, 2014
what time of year to plant, we are in zone 7?
Paula M on Oct 14, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine in the spring.
Reply · Report · Margaret F on Oct 15, 2014
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We live in zone 8 Northeast TX. is it OK to Plant the Coral Bark Japanese Maple in Aug or should we wait and plant later in the year? Mike S. August 8,2014
Mike S on Aug 8, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to plant in the early Spring or early Fall. However if you aren't experiencing scorching hot temperatures in the 90's or above it will be fine to go ahead and plant now.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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I have a somewhat small front yard and this looks like a good size. However I live in northern California zone 9 and this spot gets hot afternoon sun. And does it require much water?
Janet on Aug 16, 2014
Best Answer: The Coral Bark Japanese Maple is a drought tolerant tree that doesn't require as much water as other trees. Once the soil dries to the touch down about two inches then it's time to give your tree a deep watering.
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 18, 2014
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We live in Lake Placid, Fl, not sure if it is our zone, looks like it is on the border?.Thanks for your response.
Wendy D on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: My coral bark Japanese maple is kept as a potted plant. I live in Jupiter, Florida which is in zone 10. This plant needs some chilling conditions during the winter for approximately one month. These conditions do not normally occur in Jupiter - one to two weeks periodically during the winter at best. Therefore, my wife chills the tree in a refrigerator for about a month at 38 degrees which is why we have kept it potted. Our tree is thriving here and is absolutely beautiful!
Reply · Report · Michael S on Aug 3, 2014
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Full Sun? Really? Everything I am reading says to protect from wind and not full sun- it needs shade in the afternoon and eve. How is this Full sun?
Tina C on Jun 23, 2016
Best Answer: Tina,
Purchased one in 2014. Is in a 6 hour a day sun location. Is doing fine except may be growing slower then would be with less sun. Is a very pretty tree and we love it.
Reply · Report · Stephen B on Jun 23, 2016
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What is the growing rate pre year?
Edward S on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer: I have had mine for just over a year. They (I have two) have grown perhaps two feet in that time. But they look great.
Reply · Report · Douglas S on Sep 2, 2014
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Will the Coral Bark Japanese Maple grow well in Denton TX? Pensacola FL?
Jim C on May 26, 2015
Best Answer: All I can say is my Coral Bark is doing well here in Pittsburgh PA. Got through the winter just fine.
Reply · Report · Jacqueline C on May 27, 2015
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How close to the house foundation can I plant this tree in zone 8? 5-6' since that's what it's mature width will be?
Kate D on Mar 6, 2016
Best Answer: The mature width is 10-12 feet. I would plant at least 6 feet from a structure.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Mar 9, 2016
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In bismarck North Dakota Do you plant coral Japanese maple tree in spring or in the fall ?
Jean W on Sep 4, 2014
Best Answer: Spring or Fall would be a good time to plant.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 26, 2016
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What is in the planter kit you offer?
Jane C on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: The planting kit contains planting mix ideal for the Coral Bark Japanese Maple, fertilizer tablets and a tree guard to protect the trunk.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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What kind of potting mix should I use when planting this tree into a container?
Jane C on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: I planted the tree into the ground but used miracle gro potting soil. The tree is growing pretty healthy!
Reply · Report · kavitha r on Aug 21, 2014
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What kind of planting mix should I use to put this plant into a pot?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: Use a well balanced organic planting mix.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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Our tree starts dropping leaves really early, while the leaves are still green?
Marilyn E on Jun 8, 2016
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