Description: Acer griseum, also known as Paper Bark Maple is one of the most beautiful small, broadly columnar trees. The curly brown, flaking old bark on the trunk shows cinnamon-coloured new bark beneath. The attractive three lobed yellowish-green leaves turn into brilliant shades of red and scarlet before falling in the autumn. Small pale greenish-yellow flowers apper late in the spring. A classic border or lawn specimen.
History: Developed in China and introduced by Ernest Wilson in 1901. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1922.
Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m
Common name: Maple
Yellow / Green Foliage
Growth rate: Slow
Tree size after 10 years - Small
Suitable for open space planting
Do not prune
- BrandFrank Matthews - Trees for Life
- AspectNorth-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing
- AwardAGM (Award of Garden Merit) RHS
- Flower ColourGreen, Yellow
- Flower FormSingle
- Flowering MonthMay
- Foliage ColourGreen, Red
- Foliage TypeDeciduous
- Garden StyleArchitectural, City & Courtyard Garden, Cottage & Informal Garden, Japanese Garden
- Hardiness (RHS rating)H6 -20 to -15ºC. Hardy - very cold winter
- MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
- pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
- Plant HabitSpreading / Branched, Standard
- Plant TypeTree
- Pot Size12L, 12L
- Season of InterestSpring, Summer, Autumn
- Soil TypeChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
- Special AttributesAttractive Foliage, Autumn Foliage Colour, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance
- Spread cm400cm
- SunlightFull Sun, Partial Shade
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