Acer griseum

Paperbark Maple
Acer griseum
Acer griseum
Acer griseum
Acer griseum
Acer griseum

This maple is grown for its very attractive cinnamon-coloured bark which peels off as it grows.  It is deciduous and has a loose open crown which casts a light shade.  Very slow growing, it requires little maintenance.

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Greenish white umbels in May.

Fruit:  Red fruits in summer, browning with age.

Leaves:  Three lobed with the middle lobe significantly longer.  Shiny dark green.

Autumn colour:  Bright orange to red.

Ultimate height:  8m

Uses:  Acer Griseum makes a beautiful specimen tree, especially in winter with the sun behind it.