The Koto No ito Japanese Maple is a rare and unique variety of these special trees, noted for its graceful foliage, which is deeply cut into long, narrow lobes, almost like the leaves of bamboo. The leaves begin the season in shades of crimson, turning apple green for the summer, and then in fall becoming yellow, then gold, with blushes of oranges lifting the colors into brilliant tones, and accenting the wonderful narrow foliage of this special tree. It will grow to around 6 feet tall, and eventually perhaps to 10 feet, but it has a narrow, more upright form, which makes it ideal for smaller gardens, and smaller spaces. It also grows well in a large pot, where it can be easily moved around and enjoyed in any part of your garden, or on a terrace or patio. It also makes a perfect bonsai specimen.
- Mature size is 5-6 ft tall/3-5 ft wide
- Hardy in zones 5-9
- Partial to full light shade
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.