Acer Palmatum
'Sango Kaku'
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Surely one of the most famous japanese maples, the Coral Bark Maple makes a striking specimen at all seasons.  Especially well known for the bright coral-red color of the winter bark. However, the leaves are also one of the most elegant of all the Japanese maples and their pale golden fall color gives a subtle glow, especially under cloudy or foggy conditions.  Best grown in full summer sun which enhances the winter bark and brings on fall colors early so that they last a long time.  Also known as 'Senkai'.  Introduced from Ireland about 1920.  Zones: USDA 6; Sunset 2-10, 12, 14-24, Alaska-3.

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