Acer palmatum 'CORALLINUM'

Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum 'CORALLINUM'
Japanese maple
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL WIDTH 1.5-2.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES ++multicoloured:pink and salmon pink and green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE acidic (peaty)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Corallinum is a unique variety of Japanese maple that is often mistaken for Sangokaku variety which also has coral pink new leaves but exhibits an entirely different habit. To be honest, we also had troubles getting the variety right in the past but now we have one supplier who has the true mother plant that guarantees all new babies to be the same correct clone.

Corallinum Japanese maple is very handsome. It is a deciduous shrub of rather prostrate growth with spreading habit and thin twigs. Its deciduous leaves emerge a hard-to-describe combination of coral pink margins, peach pink centres, and shrimp pink hues. In early summer the colour changes to soft, light burgundy red with pale brown tones, on the hottest days of mid and late summer the leaves turn green with only occasional red highlights, and in early autumn comes the best show of rich carmine red. Young stems copy the leaf colour.

It grows rather slowly into a dome-shaped, dense shrub, and is always wider than tall. It can be grown in full sun provided it has evenly moist soil throughout the season. WE also experienced great results with stable and rich colouring also in partial sun and filtered sunlight. Pruning is not necessary but possible in frost-free periods of winter or in midsummer.

Japanese maples prefer acidic to neutral soil, moist but well drained, semi-fertile. Mulch it well. Fully hardy to approx. -27°C (USDA zone 5). Suitable for large outdoor pots where sufficient moisture has to be checked regularly.

Last update 22-02-2019

Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum
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