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The Fiery Coral Bark Japanese Maple

If you need a brilliant accent in your landscape, you need a Coral Bark Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'). You'll love it every time you step into your yard. This amazing tree provides fantastic visual interest all year round. This four-season stunner will turn heads and excite spectators with its vibrant hues and elegant foliage.

It just takes one glance to understand how the Coral Bark Japanese Maple earned its name. It's widely admired for its bright red bark. The intense reds turn up the volume to a fierier pitch as the temperatures plummet in the wintertime, giving your yard wild and unparalleled wintertime interest.

And the Coral Bark Japanese Maple's bark isn't the only element landscape artists celebrate about this tree. This deciduous tree seems to change appearance before your eyes!

It features lime-green foliage that almost glows against its red bark. These striking leaves have seven deep palmate lobes and a red margin that create an intricate and exquisite effect. As summer comes into full swing, the Coral Bark Japanese Maple's leaves deepen to a grass green, just to lighten and brighten to rich golden orange in fall.

And when its leaves fall away in winter, this tree truly puts on its best show. You'll never tire of admiring its crimson branches that form elaborate patterns.

This impressive tree doesn't require constant care, but it will attract regular attention. Plant your Coral Bark Japanese Maple in filtered to full sun somewhere where it won't feel the effects of strong winds. It performs best in moist, well-drained soil. 

If you want to show off your Coral Bark Japanese Maple, you can plant in near your entryway as a magnificent specimen. Add a burst of red to your woodland garden or by your patio with a couple of these easy-to-manage beauties.

This graceful maple will grow slowly with elegance. It will delight you season after season, year after year. Order today to enjoy the excitement of this magnificent accent tree - we will sell out of this selection.

  • Vibrant Red Bark
  • Four Seasons of Interest
  • Attractive Foliage

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Coral Bark Japanese Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green/Red
Fall Color Yellow