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Maple (Paperbark)

Acer griseum

Trunk and branches of the Paperbark Maple

The Paperbark Maple, or Acer griseum, has many positive traits. The attractive foliage is a medium-green to blue-green, and the burgundy-red, exfoliating bark provides a level of winter interest that is almost unmatched. Tolerant of poor soils and urban conditions, it grows slowly to reach approximately 30' in height. Paperbark Maple has no significant disease or insect problems. Since it is not readily available commercially, it is, however, seldom planted - a loss to all of us.

E. H. Wilson imported this tree into England from China in 1899. The Arnold Arboretum introduced it into the US shortly thereafter.

Acer griseum is hardier and more amenable to those tough urban conditions than the commonly used Japanese Maples. You can also use it as a specimen, a corner accent, in groupings, or in front of light-colored hardscape such as a stone wall. Just avoid dark-colored masonry or the beautiful bark will be hidden by the dark background. The Paperbark Maple's bark is especially eye-catching after a fresh snowfall so situate it where it can be appreciated in the winter landscape.

WE HAVE A BIG SELECTION OF PAPERBARK MAPLE IN LARGE SIZES SO COME GET 'EM...

Price: 
Table of tree prices
Tree Container SizeStem CaliperPlant HeightPrice
#151.75-2"6-7'$157
#202-2.5"6-8'$229
#302.5-3"8-10'$279
#433-3.5"8-12'$349
#573-4"8-12'$399