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Paperback Maple
Catalogue A# 2012-000  CG6

GPS 45D 43' 56" N  /  108D 37' 15" W

This specimen is non-accessioned. More information on this specimen is forthcoming

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​This 5 inch Sugar maple provides overall benefits of: $39 every year. 


This attractive small- to medium-sized ornamental tree is excellent for a small area or for adding structure to a mixed perennial garden. Paper-barked maple is a great plant for four seasons: Winter and spring are highlighted with cinnamon-colored, exfoliating bark that is accentuated by light snow, while summer brings delicate leaves with a bluish cast that can turn bronze in fall. Fall color is not consistent from year to year.

​Botanical name: Acer griseum
All Common Names: paper-barked maple, paperbark maple
Family (English): Soapberry (formerly Maple)
Family (Botanic): Sapindaceae (formerly Aceraceae)
        Planting Site: Residential and parks
        Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Mixed border, Patio/sidewalk, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Medium tree (25-40 feet), Small tree (15-25 feet)
Mature Height: 20-30 feet
Mature Width: 10-30 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Moderately Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Moderately Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Moderately Tolerant
        Drought Conditions: Moderately Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Tolerant
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color, Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Oval, Round, Upright
        Growth Rate: Slow
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Insect pollinators

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