Paperbark Maple
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Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum

Easy to Maintain Fall Colors

Characteristics: Small, deciduous tree with striking red fall color. Has distinctive glossy brown peeling bark.

Growing Conditions: Performs well in well-drained, moist soil and full sun. Can be slow growing but will grow more rapidly in soils amended with organic matter and given supplemental summer water.

Uses: Great brick-red fall color much later than other Maples.

Height: 30'
Width: 20'
Shape: Oval to Round
Flowers: Tiny, yellowish-green flowers in hanging clusters that appear in early spring.
Leaves: Leaves grow in leaflets of three. Leaves are bluish-green on top, light green and slightly wooly underneath; they turn vivid red in late fall.
Bark: Uniquely exfoliating bark. Color ranges from orange-brown to cinnamon-brown. Very distinctive.
Planting Strip Width: 3.5'

Native of China.


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