Acer palmatum 'Koto-no-ito'

Discussion in 'Acer palmatum cultivars (photos)' started by Elmore, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Xi-feng

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    Back again, with pale spring leaves freshly emerging:

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    And it survived the frosts. Well done you.
     
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    Thank you - I was so worried about some of the 'big boys' I couldn't move into shelter but - touch wood - it seems to have weathered things despite the cold snap during the leafing-out phase. Let's hope the weather improves for all of us going into next week!
     
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    I'll second that Xi.
     
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    Koto no Ito now filling out. It is, bar none, the bigget aphid-magnet in my garden so I've given it a good spray and hopefully that'll keep the little blighters away for a few weeks:

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    • Looks lovely Xi, I forgot to post these yesterday
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    No problem D.
    Fairy Hair is a shade lighter, finer and a bit more curled, well it is at the moment.
    Koto is more weeping with slightly larger leafs.
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    And of course they go a different colour in autumn, Koto goes yellow, FH goes red/orange.
     
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    Oh wow, this is super interesting to see - I hope you do some comparison pics at different times of the year, if you have time!
     
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    Thanks N, they are close atm as you say. But it is fascinating to see the side by side photos. Aren't they both amazing maples !!
     
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    Tucked in amongst some others, here’s mine from this morning:

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    My Koto is having a major growth spurt this year and putting out some enormously long leaves.
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    Love that position on the edge of the lawn also N. And Wow, isn't it making some amazing Spring growth !!Very happy and healthy..
     
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    Put mine back in the ground eighteen months ago and it's flourishing now.
     

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    Koto no Ito looking quite happy at the moment. A subtle touch of colour at the tips of each branch.

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    Looks like a pixie or fairy forest. Love it.
     
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    The thin strappy leaves are special, of course, but I'm really enjoying the hints of colour of the thicker new growth at the tips:

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    That is a wonderful photo Xi.
     
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    It rained all night, and there were hundreds of raindrops suspended in Koto no Ito's fine leaves this morning. Try as I might, I couldn't capture them in a picture to do them justice...

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