The 1st photos is from this spring, the other two are from last year sequentially, with the new growth on dark green being a summer coloring. I think that Kiyohime has been bastardized to such a great degree that it is hard know when we are seeing one, but then again it is a very distinctive plant. Available in a number of different forms, this dwarf rarely needs shaping to form a low growing mound, some forms a bit taller than others. It lends itself to container culture and bonsai quite well--my only regret is that I do not have a larger plant to show. This little guy is in a 3gal pot and is in its 4th year, losing some of its branches to the elements this past winter.