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Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku Red Stemmed Acer Plants. 14 Litre

Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku Red Stemmed Acer Plants. 14 Litre

£74.95
Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku. Large plants pictured late October 2016.
Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku. Large plants pictured late October 2016. Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku. Large plants pictured late October 2016. Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku. Large plants pictured January 2017 Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku. Large plants pictured January 2017
3 In stock
Quick Overview

Beautiful green leaved Acer, excellent bark colour for winter. Tall plants upto 140cm tall, fully UK hardy

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
121cm - 140cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
14 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
2/3m
Toleration
Toleration
-10
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Medium
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
No
3 In stock
Qty

Acer Palmatum Japanese Maple Sango Kaku Large Plants 14 Litre Pot: Acer Sango Kaku is a beautiful Japanese Maple with coral red bark. Foliage emerges pink-yellow becoming green in summer, before finally yellow in Autumn, when the current pictures were taken. It forms part of our Acer winter collection which also includes Acer Bi Hoo yellow bark, and the green bark Acer Going Green , what sets these plants apart from other varieties is the stunning bark colour they display during the winter months, in our opinion brighter and better looking than any Cornus. Sango Kaku is tall upright green leaved deciduous Acer reaching heights of approximately 6 metres with a 4.5 metre spread. Bark is bright coral red and will stay like this as the plant matures. It is best suited to a sunny spot through to a lightly shaded area, try planting in a spot which catches winter sunshine where the red bark can be admired.   

What to expect: Your plant will arrive in a 14 litre pot with an approximate height of approximately 120/140cm and be well established. 

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 a great choice for pot or ground.

Eventual height and spread: Upto 2 metres with an approximate spread of 1.5 metres..

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: Emerges pinkish-yellow, then geen for summer, bright yellow in Autumn

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes. It may be advisable if planted in a pot to protect the roots by wrapping the pot on bubble wrap during harsh winters or in the colder parts of the UK

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, Camellia it is quite possible your soil has a high lime content. It 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 from frost damage. Re potting 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.