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Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum

SKU
00044
A handsome tree with an oval to rounded crown, an open habit, and upright branching. Soft green leaves turn scarlet in fall. Becomes distinctive and elegant with age, as its papery sheets of bark peel to reveal cinnamon-brown new bark. An excellent small landscape specimen or woodland understory accent. Deciduous.
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Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser GRIS-ee-um
LoreThe paperbark maple, like other members of the Acer genus, produces a fruiting structure called a samara, and they dangle from the branches, resembling papery wings. Most of the seed produced by the paperbark maple is sterile and will not produce unwanted seedlings, unlike that of many other maples.
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasSuch a beautiful bark belongs close in to the house in foundation beds or nodes in the planting. Ideal for shading outdoor living spaces or as a front yard accent. Adds interest to wild settings and integrates into wetland conditions in transitions between cultivated garden and open space. Ideal for water garden setting for winter interest. Excellent bonsai subject.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsSedge (Carex); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Periwinkle (Vinca)

Provide enriched, slightly acidic well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil; does not tolerate drought. Mulch to conserve soil moisture. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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