- Botanical name: Acer griseum
- Common name: Paperbark maple
- Plant type: Tree
- Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
- Features: Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Dramatic foliage
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 beauty can be fully appreciated. 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.
- 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
Effects:No toxic effects reported for this plant.