Autumn foliage on Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ *
(A-ser pal-MAY-tum); Sango Kaku is Japanese meaning "coral pillars"
Coralbark Japanese maple leaves in October
New leaves are reddish, becoming light green in summer, then yellow and light red in fall.
The bark on young stems is a brilliant coral in the fall and winter; as the branches mature, this color is lost. Only the first and second year stem growth shows the rich red coloration. 
Deciduous tree with potential to grow 20 - 25 feet tall.
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Location on campus:
The east side of the Humanities and Social Sciences building
* Information from Oregon State University's Landscape Plants web site.