- Pale green foliage emerges in spring, laced with red hues
- Small, reddish-burgundy blooms appear below the foliage in spring
- In fall, the leaves turn a vivid golden yellow before falling
- Once the leaves fall, the brilliant red bark is exposed and shines all winter long
- A spectacular specimen or accent tree, plant it near your window to enjoy the four season show
- Hand selected fresh from our grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
- Mature Height: 20-25' tall
- Mature Width: 15-20' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 15-20' apart
Why plant Coral Bark Japanese Maple?
‘Sango-kaku’ Coral Bark Japanese Maple is one of the most sought after of all Japanese Maples, and its popularity is easy to comprehend. Once you glimpse its warm coral-red young branches glowing like hot coals on a chilly winter day, you’ll understand, too. This is the kind of tree you’ll want to have outside your window, so you can view it year-round, from the early days of spring when the leaves emerge bright yellow, to the sweet days of summer when they turn a lively bright green, to the crisp days of fall when the foliage turns a rich golden-orange. And of course in winter, you’ll want to fix a cup of hot cocoa, sit by the fire, and enjoy the bonfire of coral stems blazing away outside.
Although today they are loved around the globe wherever the climate suits them, Japanese Maples were originally exclusive to—you guessed it—Japan (also China and Korea), where they’d been grown for centuries before any Westerner ever set eyes on them. The Coral Bark Japanese Maple, or ‘Sango-kaku’ (also known as ‘Senkaki’), is an old variety that was discovered by the Japanese and introduced to the West in 1920 via an Irish nursery called Daisy Hull. “Sango” in Japanese means “Sea coral,” and “kaku” means “rising upward,” or “pillar,” in reference to the upright habit of this graceful small ornamental tree.
How to use Coral Bark Japanese Maple in the landscape?
There are some shrubby Dogwoods and Willows with exciting coral-colored winter bark, but few Japanese Maples sport this distinctive and endearing feature. It’s what makes the Coral Bark Japanese Maples one of the most beloved Japanese Maples of all time. Rising to the top of this classy group of trees is quite an achievement, considering there are literally hundreds of beautiful Japanese Maples on the market to choose from!
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
How To Plant Coral Bark Japanese Maple
Coral Bark Japanese Maple is happiest in moderate climates where winters are neither too frigid, nor summers too hot and steamy. In the warmer parts of its range, it appreciates some shade from the afternoon sun, though it can be grown in full sun where summers are mild. Wind protection is advisable in sites exposed to freezing winter winds. Coral Bark Maple isn’t fussy about soil, as long as it isn’t wet. Like most Maple Trees, it does occasionally fall prey to verticillium wilt, a fungal disease present in some soils. The disease is more likely to attack stressed trees, and proper cultural care is the best means of defense against it.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).