'Sango-kaku' is one of the best (and most popular) Japanese maples, as it looks fabulous all year round. It has pale green, deeply cut leaves that turn soft shades of yellow in autumn, and it also looks gorgeous in winter, after all the leaves have fallen, when its new shoots glow coral-red in the winter sunlight.
Try it next to a path, or in front of a window, where the autumn and winter colour can be fully appreciated, or as part of a winter border. It needs a shaded, sheltered spot, away from strong winds.
Plant Habit: Bush/Shrub
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Aspect: East-facing, South-facing, West-facing
Sunlight: Partial Shade
Soil pH: Acidic/ neutral
Hardiness Rating (RHS): H6 (-20 to -15 °C)
Supplied at a height of 60-80cm in a 3L pot