This paperbark maple, Acer griseum, was growing in the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. This tree grows to a height of 20 – 30 feet.
TheGardenWebsite.com refers to paperbark maples as a “hardy, tough and well-behaved tree.” Their peeling, cinnamon-colored bark is beautiful throughout the year.
The species name, griseum, refers to the grey color on the underside of the leaves. In the fall, the leaves turn various colors of red, orange, and yellow. This maple produces distinctive winged seeds are known as “samaras” or “helicopters.”
8 thoughts on “Paperbark maple: Thursday Tree Love”
I love the bark, like paper unfurling
I knew you would like that one, fellow bark lover. 🙂
Amazing looking tree 🙂
Yeah, I’d like to have one just so I could take pictures of the bark. 😁
Looks like it would make a great focal point in a garden!
Yes, it would!
I’m the odd man out. I’d say, “What a mess!”
Nice as long as it’s in someone else’s yard? 😉