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Maple, Paperbark

Acer griseum

Aceraceae - Maple

Description

Leaves: Opposite; compound; trifoliolate (3 leaflets); 3" to 6" long; deciduous; few coarse teeth; leaflets short-stalked or with no stalk; blue-green and glabrous above, pubescent on veins beneath; petiole 2" to 3" long and pubescent; red fall color.

Twigs/buds: Twigs rich brown to cinnamon brown, hairy at first; become flaky with age.  Buds brownish-black; 1/8" to 1/4" in length, pointed; somewhat similar to A. saccharum; hairy at base; scales overlapping.

Flowers/fruit: Fruit a samara; 1" to 1-1/2" long; pubescent; wings at 60 to 90 degree angle; fall maturing.

Bark: Older twigs and trunk with beautiful peeling red-brown bark.

Wood: Information unavailable.

General: Native to China.  Fairly drought resistant and tolerates a variety of soil conditions including moderately high pH.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: This beautiful small to medium-sized tree is uncommon in Utah and definitely should be planted more often.  Its bark is outstanding and fall color can be good.  Zones 4-8.

Cultivar: 'Cinnamon Flake', 'Gingerbread', 'Molly Fordham'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Aceraceae - Maple
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
4-8
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Low
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
Medium
Is Good Under Power Lines:
Yes
Crown Shape:
Oval

Ornamental

Bark:
Yes
Fall Color:
Yes
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Medium
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Low
Poor Drainage:
Medium
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
Low