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Coral Bark Japanese Maple Tree

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Tree
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Regular price $59.95 Sale price
  • 1-2 ft. $59.95
  • 2-3 ft. $79.95
  • 3-4 ft. $99.95
  • 4-5 ft. $119.95

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉) 
      5-8 outdoors
   Map 5-8 outdoors
Mature Height:
15-25 ft.
Mature Width:
10-12 ft.
Full Sun
Growth Rate:
Botanical Name:
Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'
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Product Description

Bright Red Bark and Ever-Changing Leaves

Intense red color, even in the winter - the Coral Bark Japanese Maple Tree makes the ultimate statement. Bright red bark adds a spark of personality throughout the winter months. It grows upright and while it's on the larger scale compared to most Maples, it is compact and ideal for small yards...and even patios. 

And Coral Bark Japanese Maples are an impressive sight when planted in urban settings. Landscapers can line these up in tall containers along downtown streets and outside modern buildings and skyscrapers for an upscale combination of color and style. 

Plus, foliage color changes during each season impress. While the red bark makes a statement in the winter, the foliage steals the show throughout spring, summer and fall.  Green leaves emerge in the spring and have reddish-pink tinges of color at the tips of them. As the seasons progress, the leaves transform into a medium green color, that deepens to an almost neon green for the summer season. It finally takes on autumn-like hues of fiery red, bright yellow and rusty orange in late summer into early fall. A must-have for any garden, yard or patio.

And it's easy to own. This Coral Bark Japanese Maple is heat and drought tolerant. Harsh summer temperatures don't faze this amazing tree. We groom it to perfection, with all of its roots intact, so that it arrives healthy and ready to thrive. You'll receive a healthy tree that has performed perfectly at our nursery and is ready to excel in your yard or container. Order yours now!

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Healthy and strong tree

When I removed the tree from it's shipping box I saw a beautiful and healthy tree. The tree has been potted while I prepare it's eventual location and it's doing great. I'm very happy with this purchase.

Jerauld p.
United States

Coral Bark Japanese Maple Tree

Waiting for growth

A J Ogiste

Perfect condition

Haven't planted it yet but I was impressed at how quick it arrived and it being completely in tact and healthy. I am still creating the bed and will post pictures once planted.

Brandy Fitch

Super pretty

Love this pretty little tree! I will buy another; and I have an Autumn Blaze and 2 Sugar maples love them all but this one is super pretty!

Catalina Brau

Frフチgil but healthy looking I hope will survive the Chicago weather

I am wondering when the bark is going to turn red looks very healthy so far I hope will survive the Chicago weather

Catalina Brau verified customer review of Coral Bark Japanese Maple Tree

Planting & Care

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.

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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