The Kotohime Japanese Maple is a rare and wonderful dwarf variety of Japanese Maple that was introduced by American bonsai legend Bill Valavanis. Our stock is a clone from a tree that Bill gifted to the nursery many years ago. This variety has tiny leaves and internodes. This variety naturally swells at the base, leading to a beautiful nebari. Grown from cuttings at Kaede Bonsai-en, these trees are well established in 2 1/4" containers.
Common Name: Kotohime Japanese Maple
Latin Name: Acer palmatum 'Kotohime'
Type: Decidous broad-leaf
Native to: Japan, Korea, China
Climate: Hardy in Zones 5-9. In hotter climates, they can be scorched easily - especially in direct sunlight.
Care: Dappled shade is the best lighting for Japanese Maples as their leaves can be scorched by direct sun. Drastic pruning in late spring/early summer can stimulate low buds to pop and create new branches.
Notes: This is a deciduous tree and therefore will not have foliage during the winter.