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Acer griseum

Paperbark Maple

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Acer griseum, also called by the name of paperbark maple, has green leaves above but frosty blue-green to gray-green with fine hairs beneath. Fall colour varies, typically ranging from showy shades of orange and red to shades of reddish-green to bronze green. Ornamentally insignificant yellowish flowers bloom in April-early May. It is a small, deciduous, oval to oval-rounded tree with slender upright branching. It's bark is orange to cinnamon reddish/brown colour an its showy orange to red fall color. It reaches a height of 6 to 12 meter tall

  • Common Names: paperbark maple
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Plant Care

Japanese Maples are best pruned when fully dormant (November to early February), as maples bleed sap from pruning cuts at other times, weakening the tree. However, pruning is still best kept to a minimum as the most graceful shape comes from a tree that has been allowed to develop fairly naturally. As a result, just remove badly-placed or crossing shoots to encourage a good framework of branches to form. Where you do need to reduce height and width, follow long branches back to a side branch and pruning it out at this point. This is not necessary on prostrate-growing trees because they should be allowed to spread naturally to gain the best effect.

Please refer to our: Japanese Maple Growing Guide

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