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    Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku

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    Acer Palmatum Sango Kaku

    Growth

    Fast growing maple cultivar with a distinctive coral red trunk that may reach impressive heights and thus needs yearly pruning to maintain a particular shape.
    This versatile plant can adapt itself to limited spaces as well, but expresses all its beauty and visor best in more open spaces, though it may prove invasive with regards to other plants placed too close. Prefers sunny or semi-shaded exposure.

    Foliage

    This cultivar is characterized by small bright green leaves with a reddish shade on the outermost points. The new leaves show a light yellow orange color which it retains until august at which point more yellow-red colors appear.
    The palmate, well defined leaves are of a restrained size and tends to be carried upright.

    Terrain

    To facilitate root growth this cultivar prefers soft, moist and well-drained terrain. Ensure enough water is present in the summer months to prevent desiccating leaves
    Frequent flooding, however, especially in heavier terrain unsuited to this plant, is to be avoided as it can lead to fungus and necrosis.