Acer palmatum Kogane Nishiki is a beautiful Japanese maple tree, with deeply cut green leaves that appear in the spring, and then turn golden yellow and orange in the autumn. The autumn colour earned this variety its name, as Kogane Nishiki means ‘golden brocade’. The deeply lobed leaves are mid-sized and have 5 to 7 separate lobes. The leaves start fresh green in colour with distinct yellow tips that are visible only when the foliage is just emerging in the early spring. Throughout the summer, the foliage of Japanese Maple Kogane Nishiki will be maturing into a vibrant rich green, before changing colour again for the next season. Autumn is the time of the year when Japanese Maple Kogane Nishiki is at its best, standing out in the landscape with its canopy colour of molten gold.
This Japanese maple variety is sometimes sold under the name Kogane Sunago.
Height and Spread of Acer palmatum Kogane Nishiki Japanese Maple Kogane Nishiki is one of the largest in the family of Japanese Acers, reaching a maximum height of up to 10 metres. It does respond well to pruning, though, so keeping it at a suitable height and width should not be a problem.
How Hardy Is Acer palmatum Kogane Nishiki This stunning deciduous Japanese maple tree is fully hardy in the United Kingdom.
How To Use Acer palmatum Kogane Nishiki Owing to its size, Japanese Maple Kogane Nishiki is an ideal choice for landscaping - either for overstory planting or as a background tree. You can also choose it for a specimen tree, as its deeply lobed, colour-changing foliage leaves no one indifferent. As its vibrant autumn colour stands in perfect contrast to evergreen trees and shrubs, you can choose this cultivar for landscaping and adding a pop of colour to your garden.
How To Care for Acer palmatum Kogane Nishiki Japanese Maple Kogane Nishiki is a deciduous tree that grows best in acidic soil but will cope well in any well-drained fertile soils. Plant in full sun or partial shade.