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Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum

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Also known as

Chinese Paperbark Maple

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    Overview

    Acer griseum is an easy to grow, architectural and small, spreading deciduous tree in the Sapindaceae family. It has tactile, peeling, papery, orange-brown bark and striking crimson and scarlet coloured foliage in autumn. Small yellow flowers in summer. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Common problems

    Horse chestnut scale and Verticillium wilt may be problems

    Propagation

    Seed

    Grafting

    Cuttings

    Juvenile cuttings are easier to root.

    Special Features

    Autumn colour

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive leaves

    Uses

    Grown as a specimen tree in parks and sensory gardens for its peeling bark