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Acer griseum

Paperbark maple

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Features

  • BloomsJune to April
  • Height6m to 8m
  • Spread7m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Maple

Origin

C. China

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids

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