Paperbark Maple – Acer Griseum


Acer griseum, or Paperbark Maple, stands out from other maple varieties with its distinctive cinnamon-coloured, exfoliating bark.

Acer griseum, commonly known as the Paperbark Maple, is a deciduous tree renowned for its unique features. It stands out from other maple varieties due to its striking cinnamon-coloured, exfoliating bark, which peels away to reveal a smooth, papery texture.
In addition to its distinctive bark, Acer griseum showcases beautiful trifoliate leaves that turn vibrant shades of red and orange in theautumn, adding a splash of colour to the landscape. Its delicate foliage and attractive bark make it a standout choice for aesthetic appeal.
Caring for Acer griseum involves providing it with the right conditions. It thrives in well-drained soil and prefers partial shade to full sun exposure. Regular watering during dry periods is important for its establishment, but it can withstand some drought once established. Pruning requirements are minimal, mainly focused on removing dead or damaged branches.
As for its suitability for your garden, Acer griseum can be an excellent choice if you appreciate its unique characteristics and have the appropriate growing conditions. Its moderate size, slow growth rate, and interesting visual features make it well-suited for smaller gardens, urban areas, or as a focal point in larger landscapes.
Consider Acer griseum if you desire a tree with exceptional bark interest, stunning autumn foliage, and a manageable size. Its distinctive qualities and ease of care make it a valuable addition to gardens where its standout features can be appreciated and enjoyed.

1. Style

Full Standard, Half Standard, Boxhead, Espalier, Feathered, Mini Standard, Multistem, Pleached, Umbrella


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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