Japanese Maples forum: Japanese Maple Shrub

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Sep 2, 2018 5:28 AM CST
Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku', Common Name: Coral Bark Japanese Maple, Size: 20x20ft., Yellow Green turning yellow green in fall, USDA Hardiness Zone 5

Upright, slow-growing, vase-shaped form. Commonly called coral bark maple because of its sometimes distinctive pink bark. Pink coloration is less pronounced in summer. Best pink coloration occurs on young twigs and branches. Leaves are yellow-green with reddish margins in spring, mature to light green in summer and turn yellow-gold in fall. Small reddish-purple flowers in spring. Flowers are followed by samaras that ripen in late summer to fall. Cultivar name means coral tower suggesting it resembles coral rising upward from a reef.

I planted this tree last year. It did not do well in it's first winter. I thought it was dead, but it showed some signs of like at the base. Now I have a Japanese maple shrub. This has happened to me before. Photo from last year and this year.

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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 2, 2018 10:34 AM CST
I just acquired a 4 ft Coral Bark last week! I was so happy to get one. I wanted the 8ft tree but my husband and our pocketbook said otherwise.

Are you happy with yours a multi-branched shrub? If not, you can prune it, and the suckers back into a tree. Otherwise, it will indeed become a bushy "tree". Pretty no matter!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Sep 2, 2018 11:10 AM CST
I never thought about trying to prune it back in to a tree. I was going to be happy if the shrub survived. I will see what develops.
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 2, 2018 11:32 AM CST
Yes, since it seems to be just now coming back, maybe wait til spring to see what happens over another winter? You can always trim back. But regrowth is much slower.
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Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
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MargieNY
Sep 2, 2018 1:43 PM CST
I bought my Sango-kaku in 2014. The photos with the yellow leaves and red bark were taken in Nov 2014 - shortly after I planted it. It grew but not very fast - I think it's a slow grower. The photos of coral bark in the snow were taken it's first winter - Feb 2015. The photos with green leaves were taken today - 4 years later. I have never pruned it. It's in partial shade. I enjoy viewing it as it changes each season. It's a real show stopper in the late Fall as the leaves change color & is highlighted in winter's snow.

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 2, 2018 7:41 PM CST
A a new owner of a Coral Bark I am excited to see this!! So PRETTY in the snow! Wow! Drooling We don't get much snow down here but I'll be happy to take the leaf color change as we don't get much of that either!
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 2, 2018 8:48 PM CST
Very nice Thumbs up
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Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
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MargieNY
Sep 2, 2018 9:36 PM CST
Thank you Daniel.
Frank & Cheryl, I am sure you will enjoy it. I sited my tree so that I can see it from dining room, living room and deck.
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 2, 2018 9:53 PM CST
My Orangeola is in part shade in front of one of the living room windows. Do you think she'd mind much if Sango-kaku took her place???
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Sep 3, 2018 7:27 AM CST
Acer palmatum 'Ryusen', Common Name: Weeping Japanese Maple, Size: 20x15ft., green, USDA Hardiness Zone 5

Strong, pendulous branches bearing palmately divided leaves of bright green. Leaves turn gold, orange, and red in autumn. Palmate leaves on a weeping Japanese Maple. Planted 6/9/2015. Severe damage 2017-18 winter. It was actually a mild winter!

Now a shrub.

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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Sep 3, 2018 10:49 AM CST
i think i would prefer a shrub for a coral bark
mine has just gotten taller and skinnier
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Sep 3, 2018 11:26 AM CST
@Strever

good point. I checked mine this morning, it seems to have 2 major stems.Maybe 2 is better than one:)
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Sep 3, 2018 1:06 PM CST
@Strever — was it you that recently added a picture of a pink JM? I didn't know they existed. Beautiful!

(If it wasn't you then never mind.)
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
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Strever
Sep 3, 2018 1:33 PM CST
i recently added an image of peaches & cream as it turns color
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Peaches and Cream')
is this the one ?
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tx_flower_child
Sep 3, 2018 7:03 PM CST
Yep. That's the one. Beautiful!
Name: Daniel Erdy
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 4, 2018 6:59 PM CST
I agree Lovey dubby
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Sep 6, 2018 6:36 AM CST
Planted this one in 2012.

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood', Common Name: Red Leaf Japanese Maple, Size: 15x20ft., Red leaf, USDA Hardiness Zone 5

Japanese maple cultivar (non-dissected type) is a small, rounded, deciduous tree which features purplish-red flowers in spring, deep reddish-purple summer foliage, red samaras in late summer to early fall and good crimson-red fall color. Flowers are somewhat attractive close up, but are not showy from a distance. Palmate leaves (5-7 lobes) are 2-5in. long. May also be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub. Top died off, 2015. Treating it like a shrub.

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