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If you appreciate an attractive, peeling bark, this is the tree for you! This handsome tree has an oval to rounded crown and an open habit with upright branching. Its green leaves turn a scarlet red in the fall. It becomes even more distinctive an elegant with age, as its papery sheets of bark peel back to reveal a cinnamon-brown colored new bark, adding to its winter interest. Such a beautiful bark belongs close in foundation beds. It’s ideal for shading outdoor living spaces or as a front yard accent. 


Height (mature): 25 ft.

Width (mature): 15-20 ft.

Bloom Time: April

Flower Color: Green and inconspicuous 

Foliage Colors: Green turning red in the fall

Sun: Partial shade to full sun

Acer Griseum (Paperback Maple)

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