A slow growing, under-storey tree with dark-green, 3-lobed leaves throughout the season until autumn when its foliage changes to spectacular tones of red-orange and even pink. The Paperbark Maple is widely admired for its decorative, peeling bark. It is one of the best small ornamental trees and is a great choice for providing winter interest.
Botanical Name: Acer griseum
Common Name: Paperbark Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous tree
Habit: Upright, oval in shape
Growth Rate: Slow growing 6 – 12” per year
Size: 15 – 30’ tall by 15 – 25’ spread.
Soil Type: Prefers moist, well drained soil
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Foliage Colour: Dark Green
Additional Attributes: The cinnamon coloured bark on mature trees peels away in curly ribbons to reveal new bark beneath. Yellow-green flowers form in spring.