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Red Stemmed Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku 5 Litre 80-100cm

Red Stemmed Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku 5 Litre 80-100cm

£23.95
Red Stem Acer Plants. Acer Sango Kaku 5 Litre.
Red Stem Acer Plants. Acer Sango Kaku 5 Litre. Red Stemmed Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku 5 Litre 80-100cm
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Quick Overview

Acer Sango- Kaku Stunning Red Branches-Even during the harshest winters. Beautiful green foliage slowly turning yellow.  Perfect in sun or semi shade planted in moist well drained soils away from exposed windy sights. Height inclusive of pot 90cm plus.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
61cm - 80cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
5 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
2/3m
Toleration
Toleration
-10
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Medium
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
No
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Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku 5 Litre: This is one of the best Japanese maples, as it looks fabulous all year round. It has pale green, deeply cut leaves that turn soft shades of yellow in autumn, and it also looks gorgeous in winter, after all the leaves have fallen, when its new shoots glow coral-red in the winter sunlight. Try it next to a path, or in front of a window, where the autumn and winter colour can be fully appreciated, or as part of a winter border. It needs a shaded, sheltered spot, away from strong winds.

What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a large 5 litre. It will have an actual size excluding the pot of approximately 80cm, and will depending on the time of year purchased will look just like the picture early April so still plent of foliage yet to appear. 

Planting Position: Best planted in a sunny spot through to partial shade ideally in an area sheltered from strong afternoon summer sun. Also away from exposed frosty sites, as late spring frosts may damage new foliage.

Soil: While acer plants are not fully fledged Ericaceous or Lime Hating plants they do prefer soil with a high Acid content.

Suitable for container planting: Yes equally as happy in the pot or the ground.

Eventual height and spread: Upto 3 metres tall with a 3 metre spread.

Growth Speed: Relatively slow.

Growth Habit: Upright and bushy.

Flowering Period: Not applicable.

Pruning: Not really a requirement. However if you choose to, hard Pruning should be done in the dormant months November through to early February. Some light pruning can also be undertaken during the growing season to help create a defined shape for your plant

Foliage: Pale green through to yellow with striking coral red branches in winter

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes

Acer plants prefer Acid soil although this is not an absolute necessity it will help the plant reach its full potential. If you have unsuccessfully tried to grow Azalea, Rhododendron, Pieris, Camellias the chances are your soil has a high lime content. Soil can be improved by adding Ericaceous compost to the planting hole this will lower the lime content and raise acid. If pot planted best choice is John Innes Ericaceous Compost this is a specially formulated sterilised loam based, lime free compost with essential foods for plants such as Acer Palmatum. Also in the coldest areas it may be advisable wrap the pots in a winter fleece or bubble wrap during the coldest months, this will help protect the roots. Repotting in fresh compost should be considered every 2 years. Ensure an adequate water supply and feed approximately every 6-8 weeks from early spring through to mid-summer