Favorite Plant Friday

This week Acer palmatum ‘Sangokaku – Coral Bark Maple is the featured plant. A tree growing slowly to 20-25′ tall and about 15 – 20’ wide is of interest year-round. In the spring it dons bright green leaves edged in red. In summer the lime green leaves provide shad for other plants in the garden. In fall, the leaves turn yellow and orange and in the winter the bright red stems stand out in any garden.

This beautiful Maple is hardy in zones 5-8 and tolerates full sun with summer water or part shade.

Acer Sangokaku

a young Coral Bark Maple showing off it’s red stems.

Stem closeup

Close up of the stems in winter…

Fresh green leaves

Fresh green leaves in spring contrast against it’s red stems.

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