JAPANESE MAPLE KOKO
|Article and pictures by David Marks.
Throughout the seasons its leaf colour goes through significant changes. The immature leaf sprouts are green, quickly turning to an attractive dark pink as spring progresses. Pink turns to purple by mid-summer and in autumn the leaves turn to the traditional Japanese Maple bright crimson. At most stages the leaves contain random splashes of green as well as the base colour.
TECHNICAL DETAILS FOR ACER PALMATUM KOKO
|Most levels of light suit Koko but some sun is needed to deepen the colours.
|Slightly acidic and well-drained
|5m / 16ft after 15 years
|4m / 13ft after 15 years
|An upright Japanese Maple with a rounded head
|Bright pink to red to crimson
|No, too vigorous
SUPPLIERS OF Koko
Online and at Nursery in Holland