Acer griseum - peeling bark
Acer griseum - small tree
Acer griseum - autumn colour
Acer griseum - peeling bark
Acer griseum - small tree
Acer griseum - autumn colour

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Acer griseum

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(Paperbark Maple) Acer griseum is one of the most handsome garden trees available with gorgeous, peeling cinnamon coloured bark once established and fiery red and orange autumn colours. 

Limited number of 4 - 5 year old branching plants currently available which are likely to develop and grow with a vase-shaped habit. Not for instant gratification but lovely in a year or two once established and settling down.

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Supplied Size
  • 5 litre pot (4-5 years old, 80 - 100 cm tall)

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(flat fee for any number of plants
by courier to most of the UK*)

Standard: £7.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: 5% discount

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
Standard shipping is shown as default
this can be changed during checkout.

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Of all the small trees in cultivation, this maple stands supreme with gorgeous, peeling cinnamon coloured bark and fiery red and orange autumn colours. The autumn colour and peeling bark gives Acer griseum year round interest and as it is slow growing, makes it an ideal small specimen tree for gardens with limited space.

Acer griseum was introduced to the United Kingdom from China in 1901 and is very hardy although it does grow better with shelter from strong winds. Unlike most Japanese maples, Acer griseum will also grow on an alkaline soil or even on chalk.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any alkaline to slightly acid, fertile soil. Acer griseum will tolerate chalky soils
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Acer griseum requires shelter from cold winter winds where possible.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate. Not for instant gratification as the bark usually takes several years to start peeling properly.
  • Habit: Acer griseum grows to be a small, branching tree.
    • Height: 10 m (32 ft) / up to 3 m (10 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft) / up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Ornamental Bark, Rare and Unusual
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