Scientific Name: Acer griseum
Common Name: paperbark maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Open, Spreading, Twiggy
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Trifoliate (ternate), Obovate, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Yellow, Green, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Samara, Schizocarp, Green-yellow, Brown, Jun-Jul, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Bark cinnamon (orange-red), papery, exfoliating; leaves opposite, trifoliate, leaflets mostly obovate with 3-5 pairs of rounded teeth or small lobes, most elliptic-obovate, 4-8cm long x 2-6cm wide, terminal petiolule <1cm long (side leaflets sessile), bright red fall colour; schizocarp wings; schizocarps 5-6cm wide, thick edge of wings at 70-90 degree angle, each samara 4-5cm long. Winter ID: exfoliating bark; buds conical, sharply pointed, dark purplish-brown to black, 5mm long.