Koto no ito translates to 'Golden old Harp'. A small, slow-growing, semi dwarf tree with very fine leaves that emerge with crimson tones before turning to bright green. The elegant leaves warm up to vibrant orange-yellow in the autumn. Leaves are carried on short red stalks. The dark green bark adds a nice touch of colour to the winter garden.
'Koto no ito' may reach around 2m of height and 3m spread. Best leaf colur is produced in partial shade. Forms an upright rounded shape.
As with most maples, very little pruning is required. If necessary, this should be carried out in the dormant season. Then only removing dead, diseased or crossing branches.