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Paperbark Maple

Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page GZ48

Paperbark Maple

• Botanic name:Acer griseum.

• Flowers: Inconspicuous; tree is grown for its peeling, cinnamon-color bark.

• Size: To 25 feet.

• Form: Upright.

• Needs: Prefers moist but well-drained soil. Some afternoon shading will reduce leaf scorch.

• Comments: Grows slowly and takes at least five years for peeling ornament to become effective. Great winter tree.

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