Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser GRIS-ee-um|
|Lore||The 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 Maturity||Slowly reaches 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Such 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Attractive Peeling Bark|
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