|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 25 ft. tall, 15 to 20 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Sedge (Carex); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra); Periwinkle (Vinca)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.