- USDA hardiness zones:
The paperbark maple is a wonderful small tree for tight spaces. It matures at about 20 to 30 feet and produces an exceptionally attractive, cinnamon to reddish-brown exfoliating bark that provides good winter interest. It has no serious pest problems and develops a reddish fall color matched by few others. Grow in full sun to part shade and medium wet soils.
This small, deciduous, oval to oval-rounded paperbark maple tree is noted for its peeling, cinnamon to reddish brown bark. Trifoliate leaves are dark green, but turn red in the fall. Seed is a two winged samara.
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Size and growth:
- 20.0 to 30.0 feet
- 15.0 to 25.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Insignificant flowers, Good in the fall, Showy bark, Shade, and Green
Excellent small tree for small properties. Appropriate as an understory tree in a woodland garden or as a specimen in many locations around the home.
No serious disease or pest problems. Tree is a slow grower (6 inches - 12 inches per year). Prefers moist, well-drained soil, but does well in clay soils.