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Acer palmatum 'Kotonoito'

Acer palmatum 'Kotonoito'

Harpstring Japanese Maple

The name 'Koto-no-Ito' means "harp strings", a reference to the string-like quality of this Japanese Maple's narrow, deeply divided leaf lobes.  It also has a dense, twiggy branch structure that works as the harp frame. The unique, divided leaves have a tinge of red in spring, stay green during summer and change to yellow in fall. Bright green bark and a graceful, elegant form carry the show in winter. (Iseli Nursery)

Finely cut leaves, delicate soft texture
Bright green leaves in Summer
Yellow Fall color
Height: 8-10 Feet
Spread: 8-10 Feet
Zone: 5-8
Color: Green

Harpstring Japanese Maple Characteristics & Attributes

Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Part Shade
Part Sun
Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Growth Rate
Rock Garden
Perennial Border
Specimen Planting
Stream Edge
Accent Plant
Wildflower Garden
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Spring
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Harpstring Japanese Maple

Prune as needed to keep overall shape of tree. Pruning is best done in mid-winter when branch structure is fully visible and to prevent excessive bleeding that can occur with spring pruning.

Interesting Notes

Acer palmatum ‘Kotonoito’ is a small, dwarf, upright growing Japanese maple that would make the perfect focal point in a fountation planting or small garden. The fine texture of the foliage also makes this tree an excellent candidate for container plantings.

Garden Location
Iseli Nursery, Boring Oregon