- Common Name(s):
- Paperbark maple
Cinnamon brown to reddish brown exfoliating bark; old bark is purple brown; seedling variability; casts light shade; hardy
- 20-30 ft.
- Non-showy flowers
- Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but grows in a variety of soil types; not drought tolerant
- Upright; oval to rounded; becomes twiggy inside
- 15-25 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 3 to 6 in. opposite, green trifoliate leaves; silvery underside; bright red and orange fall color; one of the last maples to develop fall color; leaves persist into winter
NCCES plant id: 1879