Acer palmatum 'Senkaki'

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Also known as Coral Bark Maple or Japanese Maple, 'Senkaki' boasts vibrant coral-red bark that becomes particularly prominent in winter. In spring, the tree produces delicate, palmate leaves that unfurl in a soft green hue, gradually transitioning to yellow-gold in autumn, creating a delightful contrast against the fiery bark. With its year-round interest and graceful presence, Acer palmatum 'Senkaki' is sure to captivate the eye and elevate any outdoor space.


Japanese Maples thrive in partial shade to full sun, though they often prefer dappled shade, especially in hotter climates. Protection from harsh afternoon sun is recommended to prevent leaf scorch. They prefer slightly moist, fertile soil but can tolerate a range of soil types. Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead or diseased branches, shape the tree, and improve air circulation. Avoid heavy pruning, especially on mature trees, as this can lead to stress and loss of form. They may occasionally be affected by aphids, scale insects, or fungal diseases such as powdery mildew.

Landscape Uses

Japanese Maples make stunning focal points due to their elegant form, vibrant foliage, and attractive bark. Planting them as a specimen tree allows their beauty to be showcased. They will add colour, texture, and structure to mixed borders, complementing a wide variety of companion plants such as Pieris, Azaleas, and Hosta. They work well planted in containers.


Height to 6.0m
Width to 5.0m

Dimensions can vary based on factors such as growing conditions, pruning, and the age of the plant.