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Acer griseum

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Of all the small trees in cultivation, this maple stands supreme with gorgeous, peeling cinnamon coloured bark and fiery red and orange autumn colours. Slow growing, it is also an ideal small specimen tree for gardens with limited space.

Introduced from China in 1901 it is very hardy, but prefers shelter from strong winds. It will also grow on alkaline soil or even chalk.
Supplied Size: 3L (seed grown, young plants approx 80-100 cm tall)

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Acer griseum | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Acer griseum | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Acer griseum | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Plant Finder: about Acer griseum

Common names

Paperbark maple, Maple


Acer griseum (Paperbark maple). This species of maple will give you great interest all year. In the spring the leaves are a dark green above and a silver underneath; they are toothed and about 5cms long. The bark is peeling and reddish in colour, and the leaves are palmately lobed and will become very red in the autumn.


Grow in moist well prepared soil, and in sheltered conditions in a good soil.

Interest and use

Shade, ornamental bark, foliage, specimen. Autumn interest.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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