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By: Networx Systems on Jan. 4, 2012, 5:07 p.m.
An Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' with red branches and green leaves.

Photo: Mark Bolin/flickr

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Japanese maple 'Sango Kaku'

The Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' has coral-orange-red stems in winter, making it a stunning juxtaposition to the snow. During the spring, "small reddish-purple flowers" appear. This slow-growing tree can reach up to 20 to 25 feet in hardiness zones 5 to 8.