Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’
You won't miss it half way through the specimen
This is one of the best Japanese maples, as it looks fabulous
all year round. In spring the leaves are a lively pinkish green,
turning a rich green in summer and then soft shades of canary
yellow with orange highlights in autumn. In winter the bark on all
its younger shoots and branches are a conspicuous coral red.
The cultivar name means coral tower (sango meaning sea coral and
kaku meaning tower/upward growing) as if to suggest this
pink-barked cultivar resembles coral rising upward from a reef.
In Japanese folklore, passing a child through the branches of a
Maple tree is said to bring good health, success and wealth.
AGM (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.
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