Acer griseum

acer griseum

Acer griseum, the Paperbark Maple, is a member of the Sapindaceae family that can be found growing in the Picked Mead near the Tentorium in the University Parks. It is a small, spreading deciduous tree, with very attractive papery peeling chestnut-brown bark. Each of its leaves is made up of three leaflets, which are downy with a whitish underside, turning fantastic orange, red and yellow in the autumn. It is a great tree for an average-sized garden, being quite easy to cultivate and growing slowly to around 12 metres tall. Acer griseum prefers a sheltered spot but will tolerate a slightly exposed area. It likes full sun or partial shade and does well on a moist but well-drained soil. It is best propagated by seed.


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