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Paperbark Maple

Bark peels into large curls

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 20 - 30 feet
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Flowering Date: Mid spring
65102-Paperbark Maple

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Paperbark Maple

Description

Extremely ornamental tree has exfoliating coppery orange to red-brown bark. Medium green leaves turn to showy oranges and reds in the fall. An oval tree with slender upright branching, it's ideal as an understory tree in a woodland garden or as a specimen tree in the landscape. A native tree in China, the Paperbark Maple was brought from China to England in 1899 by E. H. ("Chinese") Wilson. The Arnold Arboretum introduced it to the United States. 3-4' bareroot. Acer griseum

Tree • Z4-8 • H20-30'x W15-25' • Mid Spring • Sun-Part Shade

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameAcer griseum
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread15 - 25 feet
  • Spacing15 - 25 feet
  • Hardiness Zone4-8
  • Flowering DateMid spring
  • Flower FormInsignificant
  • Foliage TypeGreen coarsely toothed leaves with blue-green undersides
  • Soil RequirementPrefers moist, well-drained soils
  • Unique CharactersticsFrom Missouri Botanical Garden: Acer griseum, commonly called paperbark maple, is a small, deciduous, oval to oval-rounded tree with slender upright branching. It is particularly noted for its exfoliating copper orange to cinnamon reddish/brown bark and its showy orange to red fall color. It typically matures to 20-30 (40)' tall. It is native to mixed forests in central China. Bark on the trunk and limbs is extremely ornamental because it peels into large curls which remain on the tree rather that falling to the ground, often in attractive contrast to the tan to rose-brown inner bark. Each trifoliate leaf (3-5" long) features three coarsely toothed leaflets, with the middle leaflet being short-stalked. Leaves are green above, but frosty blue-green to gray-green with fine hairs beneath. Fall color varies, typically ranging from showy shades of orange and red to less spectacular shades of reddish-green to bronze green. Ornamentally insignificant yellowish flowers bloom in April-early May in clusters (drooping cymes to 1" long) on pendulous downy stalks. Flowers give way to winged samaras (to 1 1/4" long) with unusually large seeds. Excellent small tree for small properties. Deserves a location where its ornamental features can be appreciated (near a deck or patio). Appropriate as an understory tree in a woodland garden or as a specimen in many locations around the home. Popular bonsai subject, particularly in Europe.
  • Shipped3-4' BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit20 - 30 feet
  • Growth RateMedium
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