Corallinum is a dwarf maple whose shape is more shrub-like. Spring color is fantastic pink – turning to light green in the summer and then changing to scarlet-red in the fall. Corallinum can be potted into an ornamental container or planted in the garden. A one gallon size should be grown in a pot for a few years before moving to the garden. If kept in a container the maple can be moved to an unheated garage or shed for winter protection. Estimated height in 10 years is 4’ tall and 4’ wide. This maple is hardy to -10 degrees, USDA zone 6.
Limited availability and slow growing. I only receive a few grafted Corallinum maples each year and I would sell out if I didn’t set a few aside and allow them to reach 2 or 3 gallon size which generally means 5 to 6 years.
Limited Availability – Several 6 and 7 gallon size Corallinum maples will be available April/May this spring 2019 – at the nursery and local plant sales. They are too big for me to ship.
First photo shows a mature specimen at Buchholz Nursery with fall color. The second photo shows hot pink spring color. The third photo is summer color and the last photo is the fall color of a 3 gallon. Photos one, three and four are courtesy of Buchholz Nursery.