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How to Grow Acer griseum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Paperbark Maple

Paperbark maple

Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple photograph by Wendy Cutler, CC.


Acer griseum

Acer griseum photograph by F. D. Richards, CC.

Acer griseum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acer griseum
  • Common Name: Paperbark maple
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 180 to 360
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 180 to 360
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Green
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Oval, Rounded, Upright or erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed or grafting
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive.
  • Pests: Aphids and horse chestnut scale are sometimes a problem
  • Diseases: Usually disease free but Verticillium wiltcan be problematic

Further Information




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