Acer griseum, size Instant, on our nursery
Acer griseum, size Instant, on our nursery
Beautiful bark of Acer griseum
Acer griseum autumn colour
Mature Acer griseum
Summer foliage and seed pods of Acer griseum
Mature specimen of Acer griseum at Bodnant Gardens
Medium Paperbark Maple from this batch
Instant Paperbark Maple from this batch

Acer griseum

Paperbark Maple

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Acer griseum, known as the Paperbark Maple, is a stunning small tree which is the perfect addition for patient gardeners and those who wish to wow their neighbours with their interesting tree planting selections.

This pretty tree was introduced by the infamous plant hunter Ernest “Chinese” Wilson in 1901, he is renowned for sourcing intriguing specimens from China and successfully bringing them back to grace the shores of the UK.

As the name suggests, the Paperbark Maple has magnificent bark colour, which peels on a yearly basis to display cinnamon coloured under-bark.  Thankfully even as a young tree, this specimen does not disappoint, producing the bark displays from an early age.  The leaves are dark green, small and trifoliate, producing some good hints of red in the autumn time.

A small to medium sized tree at maturity, this specimen does best in sun or partial shade and prefers a sheltered aspect.  It is not unusual for the growing tips to become a little frosted after the winter and this should not be a factor to cause concern, simply prune out as required.  This tree is fairly slow growing and performs best in moist, well drained soils but it does not tolerate drought and autumn colour can become limited by nutrient rich, wet soils.

Acer griseum is a great choice for arboretums and collections, and whilst not to be overlooked for planting in gardens, it is best enjoyed by the patient amongst us who are happy to watch it slowly flourish in the years to come.

Mature height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Autumn colour,
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Bark interest,

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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.