Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' (P)
'Sango-kaku' is a large deciduous shrub or small tree to 6m, with coral-red young branches bearing 5-lobed leaves which open pinkish-yellow, becoming green in summer and yellow in autumn. Flowers small, reddish
Other common namesJapanese maple 'Sango-kaku'
SynonymsAcer palmatum 'Senkaki'
Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Sango-kaku'
see moreAcer palmatum 'Cinnabarinum'
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
|Spring||Orange Red||Red||Pink Yellow|
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing
- Native to the UK
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in a moist but well-drained soil. Water in summer if necessary. Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated. Leaf scorch can be caused by lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Verticillium wilt sometimes a problem
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