Apologies if this cultivar has already his own thread, I couldn't find it. I acquired it around 5 years ago in a small Belgian nursery but it probably comes from Esveld. He struggled badly the first three years, probably due to a weak rootstock or rootsystem and soil, or just my bad care. I almost lost it as he was not growing much and the leaves were drying in summer. I guess it was a 1 or 2 years graft. So 2 years ago I reppoted it in a non organic soil and kept in the shade giving him some organic fertilizer. He finally seems to be growing roots properly and getting some vigor. Last year he made his first lateral branche and I think that this season he is gowing to push some healthy growth, and he will be ready to be ground planted in 2022. As for differences and improvements compared to the cultivar 'kotohime' I cannot tell much so far as it first need to grow properly and need more observation. What I notice this year, having both cultivars sitting next to each other and already leafing, is that the leaves emerge more deeper red even when fully opened with a good vibrant orange in the middle. I also notice that the colors tend to last longer than kotohime before going green. Here are some pictures from today (rained at night and not much sun).