Paperbark maple (Acer griseum)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Paperbark maple
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Paperbark maple (Acer griseum)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5b
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 25 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, oval to vase-shaped form; 20-25’ tall; 15-20’ wide; slow growing; late, bronzish to red fall color; very showy, cinnamon-brown, shiny, exfoliating bark; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; plant in spring only; moist, well-drained soil; sensitive to drought and road salt; native to China; hardy only to zone 5b; plant in very protected areas

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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