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Acer palmatum Koto-no-ito

Koto-no-ito Japanese Maple

The name means 'harp strings' and refers to its string-like, narrow, deeply divided, leaf lobes and the dense, twiggy branch structure which works like a harp frame. With a tinge of red in the spring, the foliage is green for the summer, and yellow in the fall.

  • »  Finely cut, long, strap-like leaves
  • »  Foliage is apple green in colour for the summer
  • »  Excellent yellow to orange fall colour
  • »  Rounded, dense habit
  • »  Unusual upright cutleaf cultivar

10gal
$601.25
3gal
$224.25
5gal
$357.50
  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:250-300 cm
  • Spread:250-300 cm
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Medium
Critter
Rabbit Resistant
Attributes
Deciduous
Fall Color
Low Maintenance
Flowering Time
Early Spring
Habit
Rounded
Upright
Vase-shape
Foliage Color
Green
Landscape uses
Rock garden
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Additional Information about Acer palmatum 'Koto-no-ito'

'Koto-no-ito' means "harp strings".

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer palmatum 'Koto-no-ito'

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade.