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Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)

Paperbark Maple

A specimen tree of small to medium size. It has a very distinctive red-brown or cinnamon colored peeling bark. A tree not only for the plant enthusiast or collector, but, because it is easy to grow, the perfect tree anywhere an elegant specimen is desired.

Size: 20 to 30 feet high with a spread of 1/2 to equal the height

Shape: Upright-oval to rounded

Fall Color: Russet-red to red

Rate of Growth: Slow (6 to 12 inches per year)

Other Attributes: The exfoliating reddish-brown to cinnamon bark is its most distinguishing characteristic. Moderately drought tolerant once established.

Growing Conditions: Best planted in full sun in moist, well-drained soil but is adaptable to a variety of soils. Will tolerate partial shade.

Prices vary according to size, variety, and availability.

Please Note: Trees cannot be shipped outside of the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Tree prices and sizes are subject to change.


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