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Paperbark Maple Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • Spacing: 8-15'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Paperbark Maple
Acer griseum
$325.00
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Paperbark Maple is an exquisite specimen tree that you’ll want to showcase in the most prominent place possible in your landscape. This celebrated ornamental tree’s claim to fame is its honey-brown to cinnamon-colored bark, which peels like Birch bark and glows like amber when backlit by the sun. Plant it near a path or patio, so your guests can reach out and touch it when they want to (and they’ll want to!). Consider this splurge-worthy beauty an investment in your home, because everybody who sees Paperbark Maple falls in love with it, and as the years go by your tree will only get more and more impressive. A truly wonderful specimen.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • Spacing: 8-15'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Two of the oldest Paper bark Maple trees in North America, reside at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Ernest Henry Wilson, through the support of the Arboretum, collect the seedlings on an expedition to China in 1907. The historic 100 year old maples are located near Bradley Garden and Bussey Hill within the Arboretum. The tree on Bussey Hill is oddly shaped due to the loss of its leader some time ago and considerably smaller but continues to produces perfect flowers and viable seeds. This tree is believed to be the source of the first generation of Paper bark Maples planted in North America.

The Details

Native to western and central China, this small tree lends interest to your garden any time of year. Dark to bluish-green foliage in summer transforms to bronze and red tones in fall. Cinnamon colored bark peels and curls from the trunk - giving you awesome interest during winter months. This tree stays relatively small making it perfect for small landscapes or a specimen tree. A Gold Medal Plant Award Winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Cary Award Winner from the Worcester County Horticultural Society for its outstanding performance, hardiness, and eye-appeal.

How to Grow

The exfoliating bark on the Paperbark Maple provides you with excellent winter interest, probably better interest than this tree gives you throughout the rest of the year! A planting location in full sun would be best along with well-drained soil, meaning not too wet – soggy paper can be such a mess! Paperbark Maples are one of those trees that don’t have any major insect problems…maybe it’s “bark” is worse than it’s “bite”…ha-ha…okay maybe that wasn’t funny. Anyway, Paperbark Maples are naturally slow growing so adding fertilizer won’t really make it grow faster, but it will help your Paperbark produce healthy growth for the following spring. Applying a medium rate fertilizer just once a year in the fall will supply your tree with the essential nutrients it needs. Since Paperbark Maples are slow growing trees, pruning is rarely needed.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 8-15'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red/Orange
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner Yes
PA Gold Medal Award Yes
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

We grow these as single stems and ship when 8-10' tall with developed branching and structure. Grown in our #15 tree container.

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