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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' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

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.

Native of China.