Sango Kaku Japanese Maple


Sango Kaku Japanese Maple is a coral bark maple with a classic vase shape. The deeply cut bright green leaves with red margins turn to gold, orange and red in fall. The coral bark creates winter interest. The best leaf and bark coloration occur when Sango Kaku is grown in full sun.  Fabulous year round color!

  • Scientific Name: Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’
  • USDA Zone: 6 – 8
  • Average Height: 20′ – 25′
  • Average Width: 10′ – 15′
  • Sun Exposure: Best color in full sun, but benefits from some afternoon shade

Japanese Maple Planting/Care Instructions

Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Choose the right time of the year to plant according to your zone. When you receive your tree, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the tree to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your tree. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Plant your maple with the root flare above the soil line.

Japanese maples planted in the ground generally do not need fertilizer. Container grown maples can use a bit of slow-release fertilizer. However, variegated cultivars should not be fertilized. Be sure to water your trees. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.

Young grafted trees will continue to have new growth on the rootstock for several years. If new buds or branches develop on the rootstock, remove them before they grow larger. If a larger branch develops, use sterile pruners to remove. Prune trees as needed to encourage growth. Always sterilize your pruners. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.

Lastly, enjoy your Sango Kaku Japanese Maple and your time in the garden!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Many factors influence which plants will thrive in a given location. Heat, cold, and elevation are just a few that can have a big impact.
Plants may have been recently potted up and have not completely rooted in. Please grow them in the pots one full growing season, before planting in the ground or potting mix may fall off of the root ball.

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Justin A.
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Excellent people and the service!


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Justin, thanks for the review and repeat business. Enjoy the trees.

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sango japanese maple

nice size, no damage during shipping, planted in large pot, growing, no transplant damage, will be ordering more in future


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Sango Kau Japanese Maple Delight

I ordered two trees and was pleased with both items. The communication throughout was very good. I highly recommend this company.


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