Acer palmatum Sango Kaku

  • Sango Kaku japanese maple leaves
  • Japanese Acer Sango Kaku
  • Sango Kaku autumn leaves
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold

Sango Kaku is an upright Acer, which will eventually reach up to 3m tall, as a shrub-like tree. It is commonly known as the Coral Bark maple, on account of the bright coral red colour of younger shoots. Over winter these bare stems provide a bright focal point in the garden.

The dainty palmate light green leaves are attractive over the spring and summer, and turn gold in autumn.

Sango Kaku was introduced to the UK in the 1920s and originally known as Senkaki.

Sango Kaku trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year Sango Kaku tree - in a 8L-9L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years
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How to grow

Sango Kaku is easy to grow, but does best in good soils and benefits from some shade. It is best to avoid pruning.

Sango Kaku characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour Winter colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site
  • Sunlight: Tolerates shade Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Patio growing Small spaces
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Do not prune


  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: Brown / Red
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