Acer griseum


Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple) is a slow-growing, spreading tree with dark red or chestnut bark, which flakes and peels back to reveal new, smooth, orange-red bark beneath. In autumn its dark green leaves develop fantastic shades of red and orange. These leaves then fall to reveal the papery bark, which forms a focal point throughout winter. It is a very ornamental tree which provides year-round interest in a garden.

The Paperbark Maple grows to a maximum of height of 10 metres, but is very slow-growing so is idea for a small garden. It lives to an average of 100 years

Growing conditions: Moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost. Prune from November to January, when the plant is dormant if damaged branches need removing