This small, deciduous, oval to oval-rounded paperbark maple tree is noted for its peeling, cinnamon to reddish brown bark. Trifoliate leaves are dark green, but turn red in the fall. Seed is a two winged samara.
It has no serious pest problems and develops a reddish fall color matched by few others. Grow in full sun to part shade and medium wet soils. Although not iron-clad hardy the Upper Valley, its many attributes merit a try.