Acer palmatum Kotobuki is gorgeous new dwarf maple from Japan. It spring it leafs out with bright pink and white variegation. Kotobuki tends to have more pink variegation than Asahi zuru and Oridono nishiki. Added attraction for Kotobuki is that the stems on new growth have bright pink as well. Fall colors are bright oranges to bright reds infused with pink variegation. It will reach 6’ tall by 5’ wide in 10 years making a dense dwarf. Hardy – but prefers afternoon shade in hot sunny locations.