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