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Acer palmatum Sangokaku


Ultimate height: 4–8 metres in 10-20 years
Ultimate spread: 2.5–4 metres
Soil: Chalk, clay, loam, sand, moist but well–drained, pH acid, neutral
Position: Full sun/partial shade, west–facing or east–facing or south–facing, sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy

‘Sango-kaku’ is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, with coral-red young branches bearing 5-lobed leaves which open pinkish-yellow, becoming green in summer and yellow in autumn. Produces small reddish flowers in spring