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Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

$59.95

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-t- Tree Planting Kit
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 Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
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
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ 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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

$19.95
Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)



Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-12 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

12-15 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Tolerant

Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

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AZ



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

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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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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
10
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
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Bought this tree last year and it was fine, but didn't survive the winter
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 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
Growing Zone:
4
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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
8
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
Purchased
1 year ago
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 17, 2016
WI
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
Buy a big one- they are kind of slow getting going.
I put mine in last year- this is their second year and they are a little slow getting going up in height. I will update again if they take off and grow. Get the biggest one you can find.
April 28, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I hope it survives its first upcoming winter!
Seemed like a frail twig once I opened the shipping box.
October 22, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
Beautiful tree
Very nice tree arrived in good condition.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
5

Planting & Care



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


Coral Bark Japanese Maple Planting Diretions

The Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum ‘Sango-Kaku’) is a must-have for providing that extra pop of color in your garden, especially in the winter when it’s needed the most! Recommended for USDA growing zones 5-8, this beautiful tree has a red-coral bark when it’s young that will intensify during the winter months. In spring, the leaves are a pale green color with reddish-pink margins which darken into a medium green during summer. During the fall, those same leaves turn into vibrant hues of golden yellow, orange and fiery red. Given its mature height of 15-25 feet and width of only 10-12 feet, it’s the perfect tree for small spaces while also providing plenty of shade during the summer.

Planting Directions:
1) The hole should be dug slightly larger than the root system of the plant, 2-3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball.
2) To help the roots establish themselves quickly, mix the soil with an organic compost (conifer bark mulch, rhododendron or azalea planting mix or rose compost) that is recommended but not necessarily needed.
3) The root collar of the plant, the ground line on the stem where the young plant was grown, should be level with the ground surface.
4) Backfill the hole and tamp down the soil as you proceed to cut back on any air pockets from forming.
5) Water the planting site and then mulch to preserve soil moisture.

Exception: If you have clay soil, dig your hole rather shallow, so that the root system is partly above the ground. When filling the hole, the soil should be mounded up to the root collar to protect the tree from drying out. (If deep holes are dug in heavy soils such as clay, the hole acts like a large iron kettle with no drainage, causing the water to build up, drowning and killing your tree.)

Mulching: Mulching around your Japanese Maple helps to maintain a weed free area, minimizes water loss in dry conditions, and provides winter protection for the roots during cold frosts. The ideal mulch bed is a 2 inch layer of coarse bark.

Watering: The “average” amount of water supplied to most common lawn and garden plants should be adequate for your new Japanese Maple Tree. During the hot summer months, water your Japanese Maple in early morning or evening. This will help protect against a condition known as “scorching” where the leaves appear to have been burnt by the sun, a condition thought to be brought on by watering in the midday sun.

Fertilization: Japanese maples do not require large amounts of nutrients. If your other lawn and garden plants do well, your Japanese Maple should grow just fine. Any recommended fertilization should use a balanced complete fertilizer for shrubs and trees. This should be applied once a year in early spring, and if possible be applied just before the leaves appear.

Pruning: Your tree will need 2 to 3 years to become firmly established in your lawn or garden. After this period, you may begin to prune your tree if desired, although it is not required.

Planting & Care

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the color, especially the coral
sam b on Oct 28, 2017
Red bark color for winter interest
Gary S on Oct 2, 2017
the color, especially the coral
sam b on Oct 28, 2017
I wanted a slightly smaller tree that would add something unique to my yard. I'm excited to see the colors on this tree.
Elizabeth H on Oct 22, 2017
Red bark color for winter interest
Gary S on Oct 2, 2017
shade for small space
Jane W on Sep 20, 2017
This tree will not only compliment my landscape but will do fine in our North Carolina climate, hot and often dry summers
Nathan N on Jun 29, 2017
I like the unique colors
Joshua D on Apr 24, 2017
Its just a beautiful tree mine stands about 6 feet tall after about 3 yrs. I have a friend in California after 20 yres his stood about 25 feet tall and just gorgeous
Corbet P on Dec 26, 2016
To have a unique potted tree on my deck.
Connie S on Oct 16, 2016
It looks like a pretty tree, I have a need for a smallish shade tree up near the plant bed close to the house. The size and shape of this tree look like it should fit well, provide the needed shade, but NOT grow over the gutters or house.
Brian W on Sep 20, 2016
My wife was intrigued by the extraordinary appearance of the bark and its contrast with the leaves.
Michael R on Sep 10, 2016
visual enjoyment and front yard show peice
David M on Sep 10, 2016
One of my Tulip Popular trees died and I decided to replace it.
Larry C on Aug 25, 2016
Pretty - will use for accent trees.
Carol B on Aug 22, 2016
Color contrast
Cynthia M on Aug 18, 2016
I like the bark
Cecilia R on Aug 17, 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
unique color & style
Ingrid D on Aug 12, 2016
In memory of my brother
Mike J on Aug 9, 2016
Saw one at a local store but didn't buy it at that time.
Robert K on Jul 30, 2016
Beauty of the tree
P L on Jul 23, 2016
Unique looking and colorful... I believe these will look beautiful at the corners of our back deck to jazz up our back yard
Chad M on Jul 10, 2016
couple of these were planted at my office. They are gorgeous.
Pamela F on Jul 1, 2016
Nice accent for my front yard
Geronimo G on Jun 28, 2016
I chose to go with this bright colored tree because my house is gray and it needs something to pop.
Lisa K on Jun 19, 2016
unusual distinctive look for my flower garden
Larry D on Jun 18, 2016
I chose this because of the contrasting colors and the silky elegant look it provides my planter.
Brian W on Mar 31, 2016
I wanted a slightly smaller tree that would add something unique to my yard. I'm excited to see the colors on this tree.
Elizabeth H on Oct 22, 2017
shade for small space
Jane W on Sep 20, 2017
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.
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.
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: The growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Mississippi gulf coast and full sun. Will it grow?
A T on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would think your weather is very much like mine here in Lafayette, La., so yes it should grow for you as it has grown well for us. I'm not sure how much foliage color you will get due to mild temps though. We have gotten pretty good color but hope to do better should we have a colder fall and winter. Good luck!
Considering this as an outdoor Bonsai tree. Does anyone have an opinion on this?
Matt C on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It does appear to be a lot slower growing than my autumn blaze maple tree. However it takes heat and excess water very well. Planted mine in May and since then we've had 20+ inches of rain we wouldn't normally expect in KS and a month of temperatures greater than 105 degrees. The bark and leaf shape is attractive.
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: Full sun and wind is working for me,trees are looking great .
Will the Coral Bark Japanese Maple grow well in Denton TX? Pensacola FL?
Jim C on May 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers some part afternoon shade in the southern parts (including St. Louis) of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Avoid hot and dry sites. Fertilize in spring before leaves emerge. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.
I live in Charleston County, SC., zone 9. Will this tree be viable in my area? We are on a marsh area, off a creek, not ocean front.
Catie on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers some part afternoon shade in the southern parts (including St. Louis) of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Avoid hot and dry sites. Fertilize in spring before leaves emerge. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.
Can this tree grow in pot ?
Brenda W on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Our's is planted in a planters box at our entry and is doing great.
Can't answer about a pot you'll have to ask someone from the nursery.

Michael tasker
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.
Would this be hardy enough for a boulivard tree under power lines?
Larry F on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Apparently so! The builder of the house next door planted one of good size at the sidewalk of the new house -
it's right at the community walk- nice pretty tree. He did so after seeing mine on the side of my house..
What kind of planting mix should I use to put this plant into a pot?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers some part afternoon shade in the southern parts (including St. Louis) of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Avoid hot and dry sites. Fertilize in spring before leaves emerge. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.
Our tree starts dropping leaves really early, while the leaves are still green?
Marilyn E on Jun 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Make sure they are planted in a well draining area too. It may be the location they are in causing this.
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.
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.
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!

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