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Koto No Ito Japanese Maple

Sapindaceae Acer Palmatum Koto No Ito

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Grows InZone 6A · -10° to -5° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant
BloomsFall Foliage, Spring Foliage
Foliage ColorRed, Orange, Light Green, Medium Green
Average Height6' to 8', 8' to 10'
Average Width4' to 6', 6' to 8'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Koto No Ito Japanese Maple

Acer Palmatum 'Koto No Ito' is a moderate growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 6 feet to 10 feet and an average width of 4 feet to 8 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade, morning shade with afternoon sun or filtered sun and grows best when planted in loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. The foliage is red, orange, light green and medium green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer.

Koto No Ito Japanese Maple can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in foundation plantings, in containers or planters, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, as an accent, under a shade tree, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, to frame the corners of a home or other building or to add property value and also in theme gardens or shade gardens.


More about our Japanese Maples...

Gardener Direct offers over 150 outstanding and unique varieties of Japanese Maple. We are testing and adding new varieties every year. Our container-grown maples are expertly grown from grafts with the utmost care. Before we offer them for sale, plants are fully rooted and well-branched in 2, 3 or 5 gallon containers. 

To determine hardiness and overall performance in the landscape, each variety of Japanese Maple has been field-tested in our trial gardens here in mid-Georgia. This means you can count on the the information we provide.


More about Koto No Ito Japanese Maple...

One of the most unique varieties in our garden, Koto No Ito mean "String of a Harp," and rightfully so. The leaves of the Koto No Ito Japanese maple are deeply cut into very thin lobes, hence the name. The leaves emerge in bright yellow-green in the spring, turn to a darker green for the summer, and then turn orange and yellow in the fall. Even after 30 years, the Koto No Ito will only reach 12 feet tall, so it is a great container tree or specimen planting for a small garden. And the thinly cut leaves give the tree a very soft appearance with a lot of movement in the wind.  The smooth light green bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest. Wonderful in containers or bonsai and a spectacular garden accent.  It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

Japanese maples stand out best when they are planted as a single specimen or in small groupings. Use them to accentuate an entryway or as a focal point to draw attention to a certain area of the landscape or home. Be careful not too overcrowd your Japanese Maple. We suggest underplanting with dwarf, low growing shrubs or groundcovers.


Culture & Care

When provided the right environment in the landscape Japanese Maples are very easy to grow and care for, and long lived.

Soil - Japanese maples adapt well to many soil types provided there is good drainage. Consistently wet or soggy soils can be a killer.

Sun -  Some varieties will tolerate full sun. However, in their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight and at the edges of partially shaded woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions, especially in the warmer climate of the Deep South.

Water - During the first two summers after planting a Japanese Maple, make sure to water enough to keep soil damp but not soggy. Constantly wet feet can cause serious problems. Proper planting method can ensure proper drainage over the long term.

Pruning - When a specific variety of Japanese maple is planted in the right size space; where it have room to grow to mature size, rarely will it require pruning. That beings said, removal of damaged or stray branches that spoil the form of the tree can be performed almost any time of year. Heavy or major pruning is best left to professionals. If you hire someone to prune your Japanese maple make sure he/she has the credentials and ALWAYS check references.

Planting Your Japanese Maple

SEE: Detailed Planting Instructions For How To Plant A Japanese Maple in the Ground


 

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