Paperbark Maple

The paperback maple can grow up to 30 feet tall and is great as a patio tree.

Plant Type:

Deciduous tree

Botanical name:

Acer griseum

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5 to 7(8)

An exquisite small tree with a round to oval canopy, the paperbark maple gets its name from the sienna to red-brown exfoliating bark. Foliage (compound leaves with three leaflets) is dark green to bluish-green in summer, and fall color varies from bronze and red to a sometimes intense red. Branching is fine, so texture in winter is delicate and airy. Grows slowly; mature size averages 20 to 30 feet tall by 15 to 30 feet wide.

Culture:

Give this tree moist, well-drained soil in full sun. It adapts to acid or alkaline conditions. Plant a container-grown or balled-and-burlapped young tree in spring.

How to Use It:

A wonderful specimen tree, the paperbark maple is best displayed where its stunning bark can be fully appreciated. A great patio tree.

Next Up

Catch Up With Our Blogs

We're serving up the latest news, gorgeous style, crafty DIY projects, clever entertaining tips and more. Consider these your design digests.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.