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Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum


The paperbark maple prefers full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. It will grow in a variety of soil types, including sand, loam, or clay and is adaptable to a variety of pH levels

The chestnut-brown bark of both its trunk and branches constantly peels into thin, tight curls, revealing brighter cinnamon-red wood beneath.

Given its smaller size it is well suited as an accent tree around a patio or in smaller gardens.


Tree shape:


Special features:

Its most striking feature is its exfoliating bark which starts out as cinnamon-brown to reddish-brown and then takes on a purple-brown color. The bark peels back in papery curls but remains on the tree instead of falling to the ground.


Tree size* at 10 years:


*Please note tree sizes are given as an average only. Variables to growth include, water availabilty, nutrition and site.

Paperbark Maple, Acer griseum

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