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Acer griseum

Common Name(s):
Paperbark maple
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Cinnamon brown to reddish brown exfoliating bark; old bark is purple brown; seedling variability; casts light shade; hardy

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Samara

Height:
20-30 ft.
Flower:
Non-showy flowers
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil but grows in a variety of soil types; not drought tolerant
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; oval to rounded; becomes twiggy inside
Width:
15-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
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
Tags:
“playground “, “play “, deciduous, fall foliage, paperback, fall colors, “children’s garden “, bark

NCCES plant id: 1879

Acer griseum Acer griseum buds
FicARus, CC BY-NC-2.0
Acer griseum Acer griseum tree
Gail Langellotto, CC BY-NC-2.0
Acer griseum Acer griseum bark
James Morley, CC BY-NC-2.0
Acer griseum Acer griseum leaves
Maggie, CC BY-NC-2.0
Acer griseum Acer griseum samaras
Maggie, CC BY-NC-2.0
Acer griseum Acer griseum fall leaves
FicARus, CC BY-NC-2.0