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Acer griseum/Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum / Acer griseum
Exfoliating (peeling) bark
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Exfoliating (peeling) bark


Summer foliage with red stems

Trunk with exfoliating (peeling) bark

Dense foliage and peeling bark on trunks


Branch showing details in the foliage

Exfoliating bark

Trunk of established tree

Close-up of foliage

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Scientific Name: Acer griseum
Common Name: Paperbark Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Has very interesting, colorful, exfoliating bark. Will not tolerate drought. Best adapted for the Upper South and the northeast where temperatures are more moderate. Need cold winter temperatures to satisfy it dormancy.