Acer griseum

Acer griseum


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.


Central China


Expect an approximate height and spread of 5 x 4 metres in 20 years.  Tends to grow between 15cm and 30cm per year.


This small tree has cinnamon coloured, peeling bark which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Paper Bark Maple. The peeling bark stay attached to the tree giving year-round interest but especially winter interest. Unfortunately it is slow growing tree.

Additional Information:

Acer griseum was collected in central China by Ernest H. Wilson and brought to England to his employers, Veitch Nurseries in 1901. Further specimens were provided to the Arnold Aboretum in 1907. The species name “griseum” means grey and refers to the underside of the leaves.




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January 23, 2018