Paperbark Maple Tree

Paperbark Maple Tree

Paperbark Maple Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Acer griseum
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
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'
Weight:   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:   Nonshowy flowers
Comments:    Cinnamon brown to reddish brown exfoliating bark; old bark is purple brown; seedling variability; cast light shade; hardy
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --