Autumn: Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’

As Autumn is now in full swing, I thought I’d do a short series on some of the plants that I think really shine at this time of the year. First up, Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’, and it most certainly shines!

It’s young branches really show off the reason for it’s common name, the coral-barked maple.

And I’m very pleased with how under-planting it with Heuchera ‘Paris’ has worked.

The leaves are now changing from a softer orange-yellow, to rich and buttery.

It glows in the autumn light.

It’s a slow growing tree. This one is about 10 years old and has been moved twice. It’s really taken off in this garden, so I think I’ve found it’s happy place.

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Other posts in the series:
Autumn: Prunus mume ‘Beni-chidori’

Autumn: in the Peak District
Autumn: Salvia ‘Amistad’
Autumn: Cornus ‘Norman Hadden’ 
Autumn: Fagus sylvatica

5 thoughts on “Autumn: Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’”

  1. Oh, wow!!!! That looks amazing! I keep eyeing up my tiny front lawn and wondering about taking it up and replacing with planting and this tree would be perfect in there because it gets the afternoon sun and so would light up like yours. Definitely one to remember – thank you x


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