Showy, fiery, and versatile Coral Bark Japanese Maple are one of the most desired Japanese Maples. With beautiful color in all seasons, this Japanese Maple makes a perfect specimen for any landscape.

Zone: 5 – 8

Mature Size: 15 – 25 ft. Tall  x 10 – 12 ft. Wide

Growing Tips

Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun


Coral Bark Japanese Maples are known for their stunning coral bark and extraordinary colorful foliage. They are native to Japan, Korea and China. These trees are beautiful year-round, showing different qualities throughout the four seasons. In spring, these Japanese Maples open up their palmate leaves into a bright green or chartreuse color. As the weather gets warmer, the leaves take on a deeper green, turning a nice golden yellow like maples do in the fall. Once the leaves fall, the bark begins to turn pink, giving the tree the name Coral Bark. As the weather gets colder, the bark becomes a darker shade of pink. These trees look beautiful in any season and are relatively easy to take care of. You want to make sure you plant these trees in an area with moist, well-draining soil and light shade to guard the tree from intense afternoon sun. In addition to making sure your Coral Bark Japanese Maple has suitable drainage and shelter from harsh afternoon sun, you should be sure that it also has shelter from strong wind. This can dry out your tree, especially before it is mature.

See all our Japanese Maples. For more information on Japanese Maples, we recommend Japanese Maples: The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation.

Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 15.00 to 25.00 feet
Spread: 10.00 to 12.00 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Insignificant
Leaf: Pale green with red margins, golden yellow in the fall


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