Acer Griseum – 5 seeds – Paperbark Maple


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Common name: Birchbark maple, Paperbark maple, Cinnamon maple
Family: Aceraceae
Origin: Central China
Height at maturity: 10 meters
Hardiness: -30°C
Exposure: sunny, partial shade
Plant type: tree
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: deciduous
Flowering: spring
Flower color: yellow
Soil type: deep, light, fresh soil, supports limestone
Watering: Normal
Use: in the garden, isolated, bonsai
Diseases and insect pests: mealybugs, verticillosis, marssonia, fusarium, coral disease, canker and armillary
Toxicity: –

Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


Deciduous tree, with slow growth, its superb bark is orange-brown in color and exfoliates delicately.

Acer griseum has a first erect habit then spreading out with age and it often has several trunks. Its main attractions are its bark and the color of its green foliage turning orange, red and scarlet in autumn.

Flowering occurs in May at the same time as the emergence of small leaves. The flowers come in hanging clusters of 3 to 5 flowers 1cm in diameter, they are slightly greenish yellow in color.

A very hardy tree, it can withstand temperatures of -30°C.

It will be perfect for the small garden thanks to its slow growth and reasonable size.

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