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Acer griseum

Paper Bark Maple

Plant a specimen of the beautiful Paperbark Maple where its many features will provide drama throughout the year: in winter, massive branches that thicken with age display exquisitely peeling, orange-copper bark; in spring and summer, trifoliate leaves of rich green provide shade; and in fall, they change to brilliant red. Compact size, good health and hardiness also recommend this tree. Native to China. (Iseli Nursery)

Beautiful peeling bark for winter interest
Bright red fall color
Sturdy branching habit with age
Height: 25-30 Feet
Spread: 25-30 Feet
Zone: 4-8
Color: Green

Paper Bark Maple Characteristics & Attributes

Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Part Shade
Part Sun
Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Growth Rate
Accent Plant
Wildflower Garden
Specimen Planting
Rock Garden
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Spring
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Paper Bark Maple

Prune as needed to keep overall shape of tree. Pruning is best done in mid-winter when branch structure is fully visible and to prevent excessive bleeding that can occur with spring pruning.

Interesting Notes

Acer griseum has an open-rounded growth habit with compound leaves of three leaflets (trifoliate). Acer is the Latin name for maples and 'gris' in Latin means gray referring to the gray lower leaf surface. Copper colored exfoliating bark is very attractive and is of winter interest in the garden. Acer griseum was the 1993 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Gold Medal Plant.

Garden Location
Iseli Nursery, Boring Oregon