Acer griseum Acer

Acer

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.

Acer 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

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Do not prune
  • Flowering month: April
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Prefers full sun
  • Autumn colour
  • Open space planting

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