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botanical name:
Acer griseum
Acer griseum © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Paperbark Maple
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 9.00m
width: 7.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: light green
stem/bark: orange
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Ascending branches forming slender high-crowned tree. Smallish lobed leaves. Good Autumn colours. Orange-brown old bark peeling to reveal cinnamon coloured new bark. Yellow flowers in May and relatively large, winged seeds in autumn.

cultivation:
Tolerant of chalk soils, but gives best autumn colour on neutral to acid soil. Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late autumn to midwinter.

propagation:
From seed.

other notes:
pronounced: AY-ser GRIS-ee-um

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