Maples that don't exist anymore....

Discussion in 'Maples' started by banjoboy, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. banjoboy

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    Just curious how many maples are listed in the 3rd edition of Vertrees that don't exist anymore. I can't seem to find Koto ito Komachi or Goshiki Kotomine. I have found people selling these but they don't seem to match Vertree's descriptions at all. Did Goshiki Kotomine lose its variegation and revert? The Koto ito Komachi's look just like Koto no ito. Also, the koto no ito pictured in the second edition looks nothing like mine or others i've seen at nurseries.
     
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    13 sources listed for 'Goshiki-kotohime' in PLANT LOCATOR - WESTERN REGION sourcebook published several years ago. They also listed a couple for 'Koto-ito-komachi', including Mountain Maples nursery in California.
     
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    I know they are listed and nurseries claim to sell them but when you go to these nurseries and look at the maples they don't match the descriptions. Does anyone personally own a goshiki kotohime with pink varietation? or a koto ito komachi with 1mm wide lobes. I've been to nurseries that sell koto ito komachi and looked at their stock or 'mother' plant...it was over 5 ft tall with relatively fat leaves. it looked much more like a koto no ito. the same deal with goshiki kotomine. many nurseries sell them but none have any variegation. I was just wondering if anyone can say, "yes, i have one and yes, it matches Vertree's description."
     

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