Acer palmatum Goshiki-kotohime is a dwarf variety of the ‘Kotohime’ species. In early spring the leaves are rich green although not uniform in colour as some display flecks within the leaves while others are a solid green appearance. The individual markings on the leaves range in colours from pink, yellow and red. During the Summer months, the leaves turn a darker shade of green, turning yellow-orange in Autumn.
Being a dwarf variety the leaves are small and deeply divided. It is also slow growing and stubby in appearance. Acer palmatum Goshiki-kotohime is often referred to as a rare variety due to it being hard to cultivate.
If you are looking for a unique, characterful Japanese Maple then the Acer palmatum Goshiki-kotohime would work well.
Acer palmatum Goshiki-kotohime grows well in partial shade or full sun. Japanese maples do not like to be dry or waterlogged, they thrive best when the soil around is kept moist.
The pictures represent the exact tree you would receive and it’s current size is approximately 160cm tall* with 70cm spread.
*from soil level
Pictures and tree size as of July 2019
Please refer to our how to.. look after a Japanese Maple article to read our tips on when to plant, prune and water your Japanese maple.