Acer palmatum 'Koto-no-ito'

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  1. Elmore

    Elmore Active Member 10 Years

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    Here are some small Acer palmatum 'Koto-no-ito' that I have grafted and an image of a friend's mature specimen. This sometimes delicate looking linearilobum gets about 10' tall with age. It seems to withstand the heat and humidity of the Southeastern region of the U.S. but needs ample shade.
     

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  2. This one is on my shopping list for this year if I can get a good one. I love the leaf shape
     
  3. whis4ey

    whis4ey Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    This one is on my shopping list for this year if I can get a good one
     
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    Spring has begun to arrive, and with that, my koto-no-ito has begun to bud break..

    Here are a couple of pictures I took a few days back, enjoy.

    shiroi oni
     

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    Here are a few more pictures of my Koto-no-ito, it has continued to leaf out, and is showing a few juvenile leaves.
     

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    My tree
     

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    The US National Arboretum, late May, 2006. Photos aren't any better but I will post anyway.
     

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    Wada {1938}. Name means "harp strings", Vertrees and Gregory 3rd edition. Some fall colour changes. Pic 1 , taken Oct. 16/07 {A.p. 'Kamagata' lower right}. Pic 2 - Oct. 9/07. Pics 3 and 4 - Oct. 24/07.
     

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    I will admit that Koto-no-Ito is one of my favorites. Linearilobums just don't get much better than this one, and this photo was taken May 5, 2007. Mine is about 9 years old and inhabits a very hot spot in the garden with intense late morning to mid-afternoon sun. Because it holds a key focal point in the garden, I'm pleased it is hardy enough to do very well in a difficult spot. It is surrounded by dark mounding aging crimson queens, and therefore Koto-no-Ito just shines amongst its darker-colored neighbors. In the autumn, this cultivar becomes yellow-gold with some red, and it's striking, especially when back-lighted.
     

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  10. JoeMaple85

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    How much does it grow per year?

    I just received a 2' tall koto no ito from ebay, so i was just wondering =]
     
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    My Koto-no-Ito grows at least 6-12" per year and it is kept at its present general size by careful pruning each winter. Five years ago my tree was about the size yours is now.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The tree pictured in my previous post is about 20 years old, H 10' x W 10' { H 3m. x W3m.} without fertilizers for 15 years and little pruning. Growth has slowed the last few years and it will likely be moved next fall to a more open area.
     
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    Here's a present my family bought for me as a graduation present.... It's definitely bigger than the eBay one I purchased... I'll post pictures of that one later :)
     

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    Joe,

    Congrats on graduation and new tree. Are you now a degreed acerologist?

    Gil
     
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    =] Thank you Gil. I wish I were a degreed acerologist... then I can have a few hundred of them floating around :)

    Johnny
     
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    August and October 2007 and May 2008 and 2009
     

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  17. winterhaven

    winterhaven Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    My new baby, thanks to Charlie at Amazing Maples! The pictures (taken 03/23/10 in the PNW) don't even do it justice.

    Edit: added photo #7 snapped 4/27/10.
     

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    my koto-no-ito
     

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    I miss my big koto no ito. This is a tree which is outstanding when you get to look up into it.
     

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    What happened with the big one?
     
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    I miss mine, too. I had it for about five or so years and it was starting to look really nice (got it as a tiny thing). It fell to vert. wilt, I think, it had all the symptoms. I shouldn't have looked at the pictures on this post. I've thought about getting another one, now I'm thinking I should.
    Kay
     
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    as it goes, I had two great koto no ito. Both are alive and well but in different gardens than mine. I still have a couple but none of them are big enough that you get to look up into the canopy which is my point. koto no ito are a very nice small tree but in a taller form they can be one of the more spectacular trees. In so gardens you can cheat a bit by painting them on the uphill side.
     
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    An elegant tree, and one that is quite drought resistant apparently. Mine also has trouble with die back. Here it is on July 30.
     

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    Here are fall colors for 2011
     

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    Very nice, Charlie. So bright. My two looked like this.
     

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