Acer griseum

Paperbark Maple

Categories: Trees

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.

More About Acer griseum

  • distinctive exfoilating bark
  • The paperbark maple is a wonderful small tree for tight spaces

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.


15-20 ft


10-20 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Acer griseum Characteristics


  • Small / Miniature
  • Exfoilating Bark
  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Does best in full sun
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Moist
  • Needs well drained soil

Fall Color

  • Bright Red


  • Upright