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Sango Kaku

  • Sango Kaku japanese maple leaves
  • Japanese Acer Sango Kaku
  • Sango Kaku autumn leaves

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.

Acer palmatum

Sango Kaku japanese maple trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £34.95
    In a 8L-9L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

Sango Kaku characteristics

  • Growing

    • Attractive features:Attractive barkAutumn foliage colourWinter colour
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Gold
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Sunlight:Tolerates shadePrefers full sun
    • Pruning:Do not prune
    • Site conditions:Sheltered site
  • Identification

    • Bark:Brown / Red
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous