Acer palmatum ‘Koto no Ito’

(Koto no Ito Japanese Maple)


$399.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Koto no Ito’ is a deciduous shrub or small tree with interesting trailing leaves composed of 5 to 7 narrow straplike lobes.  They emerge crimson in spring before quickly turning bright green.  The leaves reward you with a vibrant yellow-orange show in the fall.  The bark is bright green which adds interest to the winter landscape.  Slow growing, this semi-dwarf japanese maple has an upright rounded habit.  ‘Koto no Ito’ means golden old harp.

Description

Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers at least some afternoon shade in the southern parts (including Durham) of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summer areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Avoid hot and dry sites. Fertilize in spring before leaves emerge. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.

Additional information

Common Name

Koto no Ito Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Koto no Ito'

Container/Amount

20 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

6-10'

Width

6-10'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

reddish

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

emerges red, changing to bright green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

yellow-orange

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