Acer griseum in the Vinny Garden at the House of Pitmuies, Angus, Scotland. Excellent red fall color caught the eye of Al Fordham, the accomplished former propagator of the Arnold Arboretum. In northerly locations this species is more inclined to develop multiple leaders from low down. specimens: Kew, Maple Collection, 36 × 2 ft (1979) and, pl. Crown Gall (Agrobacterium tumefaciens)Environmental Damage. tree’s bark. The Paperbark Maple is botanically called Acer griseum. seldom yes sun Acer saccharum seldom yes sun Achillea Hybrids rarely no sun Acorus spp. It typically matures to 20-30 (40)’ tall. Accessed 2020-12-12. Reddish bark peels away in paper-thin sheets. There are currently no active references in this article. long; wings 1⁄2 in. Accessed 2020-12-21. Noted for its exfoliating bark and showy fall color, award-winning Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple) is a small spreading deciduous tree that is highly desirable. This tree is reliably hardy in the Champlain … Dark green leaves with silver undersides. It has seedling variability and casts light shade. Accessed 2020-12-12. More vigor than a straight Paperbark Maple will result in a small to medium tree from zones 4 to 7. The papery bark exfoliates to reveal cinnamon-brown underbark. None rooted successfully. Acer griseum Paperbark Maple. The tree planted in woodland by the late Charles Eley at East Bergholt Place, Suffolk, and illustrated in his Twentieth Century Gardening, is now (1966) 45 × 21⁄4 ft; the slender bole, he wrote, ‘is as rigid as a column of steel’. This hardy plant prefers sun to partial shade, with moist, well-drained soil. This is one provocative small tree! Recommended citationCrowley, D. (2020), 'Acer griseum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/acer/acer-griseum/). Moderate water needs once established. The Amur maple is one of the smaller trees in the Acer genus. org/ articles/ acer/ acer-griseum/). It is native to mixed forests in central China. Translucent sections of the paper-thin, peeling bark curl ornately whilst still attached to the tree, giving year-round interest but especially in winter. The University of Tennessee Knoxville office recommends Acer griseum as a tree suitable for planting near septic lines. Soft green leaves turn scarlet in fall. With some plants, you really have to play the long game. Mag., n.s., t.795. Acer griseum (paperbark maple) is a small, slow growing, deciduous tree, which is native to central China. We purchased an 8-foot tall specimen for our front lawn, after having two huge silver maples removed last fall. griseum. Gray Maple - Acer Griseum Generality Small tree with deciduous leaves, native to Central Asia, the gray maple has a short and well developed stem, with decorative reddish brown or orange bark, which over time tends to peel off in thin gills, both on the stem and on the branches of at least 2-3 years. The papery bark exfoliates to reveal cinnamon-brown underbark. It is much prized for its beautiful cinnamon-coloured bark which peels on even the smallest branches. Acer griseum x ‘Gingerbread’ and A. griseum x ‘Girard’s Hybrid’ are both great cultivars. Shiny cinnamon-brown bark that peels extensively. With reference to the remarks in the last paragraph, seed from trees at Highdown has germinated well, and most of the young trees at Kew are from this source. No instant gratification, just planning, and years of waiting. Acer griseum Paperbark Maple. A few years later the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University introduced it into America. 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