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Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Corallinum'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Corallinum
Additional cultivar information:(aka Beni seigen, Carmineum, Coralliformis, Spring Fire)
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Amoenum (moderately divided leaves)

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Garberville, California

Lincoln, California

Greenville, South Carolina

Olympia, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 21, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Corallinum' is one of the 'flowering-maples', valued mostly for the spring foliage. This one leafs out bright coral-pink. The summer foliage is green then the plant turns scarlet in autumn. The leaves are fairly small and typical Palmatum Group in shape. The bushy plant will reach 3 m. Some people confuse this with the 'Coral-bark' maple, 'Sango kaku', but 'Corallinum' does not have pink stems.