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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