Paper Bark Maple

Scientific Name: Acer griseum

Paper Bark Maple

Hardiness Zones: 4-8, habit: deciduous, growth rate: slow, site requirements: 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. Height: 20 to 30’ width: 15 to 25’, leaf: 3 to 6" 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.

Flower/Fruit:  Non showy flowers.

Comments: Cinnamon brown to reddish brown exfoliating bark; old bark is purple brown; seedling variability; cast light shade; hardy.

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