Acer griseum

Acer griseum

Paperbark maple

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Acer griseum
  • Common name: Paperbark maple
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 10m

Spread: 10m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage

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Acer griseum is a slow-growing, spreading tree with dark red or chestnut bark, which flakes and peels back to reveal new, smooth, orange-red bark beneath. Its dark green, three-palmate leaves colour splendidly in autumn turning the whole crown deep crimson or red. It's perfect for growing as a small specimen tree in a mixed border or front garden, where its beaty can be fully sppreciated. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Acer griseum in moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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