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Acer griseum
Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum
Acer griseum
Acer griseum
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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.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (seed grown, approx 3 - 4 years old, 60 - 80 cm tall)

  • 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.
  • 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

Plant Video

An 18 year old specimen of Acer griseum in our arboretum in June 2012. It is approx 20 ft tall and 12 ft wide. This video clip shows the summer foliage and superb peeling bark.


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