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Acer griseum (Paperbark maple)

Acer griseum Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Acer griseum AY-sir GRIS-ee-um Common Name: Paperbark maple Genus: Acer
This slow-growing understory tree has highly ornamental, peeling orange-cinnamon bark. Its dark green, three-lobed leaves turn a brilliant orange-red in autumn.
Noteworthy characteristics: One of the best small ornamental trees, paperbark maple has small yellow flowers in spring, great fall foliage color, picturesque peeling park, and a stately habit.
Care: Best in moist, well-drained soil in sun to part shade.
Propagation: Sow fresh seeds in a container, or graft cuttings in late winter.
Problems: Aphids, scale and caterpillars. Mites can cause leaf spot gall. Fungal leaf spots and root rots are common.
Height 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Interesting Bark; Showy Fall Foliage
Bloom Time Early Spring; Spring
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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