Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku'

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    @Patricio good morning and welcome to the maples forum. Thankyou for your comments about my Sangu kaku. Regarding planting one in 8a zone, IMO I don't think you will too many problems at all, but full sun all day long will result in some leaf scorch, so regular watering will be necessary. The other thing I would suggest is some protection from strong winds. Mine gets full sun most of the day and temperatures this year have got to 35°C in the Summer, resulting in some burning to some of the upper leaves. It happens!!!
    The rule of thumb for maples is morning sun and afternoon shade. They are an understory tree so do well in dappled light. But there are some that can do well in full sun and actually thrive in this position, Emperor 1 comes to mind along with many of the reds.
    So for Sangu Kaku I would say not the best for full sun, but the beautiful red branches in the Winter and especially in the snow is worth the chance in 8a.
     
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    6th December 2020 and the season comes to a close with the last few leaves in the Autumn sunshine in my garden. Hasn't been a bad Autumn for colours!!
     

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    17th December 2020 and my Sangu Kaku gave me so much pleasure this morning when the sun shone on it at last.
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    24th January 2021 and this is what you plant this tree for. Winter Red branches covered in snow.
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    What a difference since my last photo just a couple of weeks ago. The lovley pink buds are coming along nicely.
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    Photo taken today 16th February 2021 just before the rain.
     
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    I can harvest lots of seeds every year, but so far, none of the seedlings have displayed a red bark, or poorly.
     
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    4th April and 6th May :

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    I know the coral bark is a draw, but I love the size and placement of the leaves. Hoping mine will do well in this sheltered spot out of the wind:
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    Coral bark up against the bamboo. Wonderful in the Winter also Xi.
     
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    Hadn't even thought of that! Now that's something to look forward to, hurrah!
     
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    Hurrah indeed Xi. Look forward to a Winter posting from you.
     
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    My samaras are behind @AlainK 's but I think I will have thousands this year:

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    The flowers from about 4 weeks ago:

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    26th May 2021 and a view of my Sango Kaku, only 10ft tall but doing very well.
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    23rd June 2021 and the second flush starts on my Sango Kaku.
    Often overlooked in Summer, but I don't know why tbh, when you get leaves like these.
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    2nd July 2021 and new growth everywhere on my Sango kaku atm.
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    11th July 2021 and as this was asked about today on the forum by C @ChrisUk regarding how red the leaves are this year, I thought I would add my two photos here also, to show it is happening in other parts of England.
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    I love the colour of Sango Kaku new growth at this time of year:

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    We still have the new growth colour on some of these leaves - who knows what's going on here:

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    This one starts to come into its own now. A must for every Winter garden IMO.

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    Exactly so - it's a fun tree all round, isn't it?

    (Though to be honest, I may be the exception in that I actually fell in love with the summer displays it gives rather than the winter ones, which are just a lovely bonus. Something about the shape of the leaves and the way they cluster on the branches, not to mention the new growth colours, really make me love it. Definitely a treat all twelve months of the year!)
     
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    Definatly !!!!
     
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