Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum

Chinese Paperbark Maple

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Notes

Propagate by seed or grafting. Juvenile cuttings are easier to root

Special features

Autumn colour
Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

China, Asia.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Grown as a specimen tree in parks and sensory gardens for it's peeling bark

Personality

Family

Sapindaceae

Scent

None

Problems

Horse chestnut scale and Verticillium wilt may be problems

Related Problems

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