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Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum

Also known as

Nikko maple, Acer Nikoense

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

8m

Min

4m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Some Acer griseum foliage
A close up of a some red Acer griseum leaves
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Paperbark Maple Overview

Acer griseum is a small, spreading, deciduous tree that has tactile, papery, orange-brown bark and striking crimson coloured foliage in autumn. Its leaves are downy and whitish underneath, and its small yellow flowers appear in summer. A popular tree for small gardens, the Paperbark Maple or Chinese Paperbark Maple, as Acer griseum is also known, is happy in most soils and garden locations, as long it's moderately sheltered. It is a low maintenance tree, with pleasing architectural qualities. It can often be seen as a specimen tree in parks and sensory gardens, not least because of its unusual peeling bark. This species has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Paperbark Maple

How to propagate Paperbark Maple

Seed

Grafting

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Special features of Paperbark Maple

Autumn colour

Attractive leaves

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Paperbark Maple

Grown for foliage interest.

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