Acer palmatum Sango-kaku (Coral-bark Maple)
Deciduous, hardy, bushy headed shrub or small tree, with pale green, deeply cut leaves that turn soft shades of yellow in autumn. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Flowers April to May. During winter, newest shoots glow coral-red in sunlght. Best in dappled shade with shelter from strong, cold winds, and growing in moist, well-drained soil.
Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Deciduous, spreading, open shrub or small tree. Fully hardy. Dark green leaves turn reddish-purple in autumn. Masses of small yellow flowers from February-on, followed by edible, red cherry-like fruits. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Best in sun or partial shade, on moist, well-drained soil. Useful hedgerow plant or as a specimen plant.