Paperbark maple (Acer griseum)
Paperbark maple (Acer griseum) is a small deciduous tree that can grow up to 10m in height and 10m in width.
The main characteristic of this tree is its bark, which varies from orange to mahogany red and peels laterally. The unusual and very ornamental bark gives this tree a valuable role in winter in small gardens.
Plant profileCommon name: Paperbark maple
Scientific name: Acer griseum
Plant type: Trees
Height: 8m - 15m
Spread: Wider than 8 metres
Foliage color: Green (spring), Green (summer), Orange (autumn), Red (autumn)
Stem color: Brown, Orange
Season of interest: Autumn, Winter
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, Informal Garden
Planting type: Low Maintenance
The dark green leaves take on vibrant colors in the fall and turn red and scarlet making it one of the most spectacular trees in the fall.
How to plant
Paperbark maple should be planted in a place with full sun or partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil, or moist but well-drained soil.
Acer griseum is propagated by seeds or grafting.