Acer palmatum ‘Sango-Kaku’
Next to the main path in the specimen
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.
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.