Giralds Hybrid Paperbark Maple – Acer Griseum x Nickoense


Acer griseum x nikoense is a hybrid tree resulting from the crossbreeding of Acer griseum and Acer nikoense. It combines the distinctive bark of Acer griseum with traits from Acer nikoense, creating a visually appealing option for landscapes.

Acer griseum x nikoense is a hybrid tree resulting from the crossbreeding of Acer griseum (Paperbark Maple) and Acer nikoense (Niko Maple). This hybrid tree combines the desirable characteristics of both parent species, creating a unique and visually appealing option for landscapes.
One of the notable features of Acer griseum x nikoense is its attractive bark, similar to that of Acer griseum. The bark exhibits a cinnamon colour and peels away in thin layers, revealing the smooth, papery texture beneath. This distinctive bark adds interest and texture to the tree, making it a standout choice.
In terms of care, Acer griseum x nikoense benefits from similar care practices as its parent species. It prefers well-drained soil and thrives in partial shade to full sun conditions. Adequate watering during its establishment period is essential, and it can tolerate some drought once established. Minimal pruning is typically required, focusing on the removal of dead or damaged branches.
As for its differences from other trees, Acer griseum x nikoense offers a unique combination of traits from two distinct maple species. Its hybrid nature may result in variations in growth habit, foliage appearance, or autumn colour, providing a tree with its own individual charm.
Considering its distinct bark, potential for varied growth habits, and a blend of desirable traits, Acer griseum x nikoense can be a fascinating addition to your landscape. If you appreciate the beauty of its parent species and seek a tree with unique characteristics, this hybrid tree can offer visual interest and serve as a conversation piece in your garden.


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15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 800-900cm, 900-1000cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-55cm, 55-60cm, N/A

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Foliage Type



Non Native

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Medium Growth






No Berries


Without Thornes


Non Toxic

Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape



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