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Acer palmatum ‘Sango-Kaku’

Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku

Next to the main path in the specimen lawn

Commonly known as the coral bark maple, due to the striking colour of its young branches.

It is one of 1000 different forms of the hugely popular Japanese Maples, which have been grown in the UK since the 1800's and in their native Japan for centuries.

However, recent research published by The National Arboretum suggests that in the future with the expected change in climate, they may not always be a guaranteed feature of our gardens. They are shallow rooted and have a preference for deeper, moisture retentive soils. With the hotter, drier summers, and more frequent and severe droughts, they are at serious risk.

AGM LogoAGM  (Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit).  This award indicates that this plant is recommended by the RHS following plant trials during which the plant met strict criteria testing its garden worthiness.  More information