Acer griseum (Franch.) Pax
Acer griseum, commonly known as Paperbark Maple, is a tree.
Acer griseum was already described and the name validly published by Adrien René Franchet. It was not until 1902, however, that Ferdinand Albin Pax reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics.
The trees grow to a height of approximately 10 meters and have a rounded to broadly spreading shape.
 Wood and Bark
Acer griseum is a decidious plant with three-palmate leaves. The leaves are arranged alternately along the stems. They are dark green and ovate. The foliage colour in autumn is brilliant orange bis brilliant red.
 Flowers and Fruit
The flowers are five-petaled and yellow. The plants bloom in May. The flowers are arranged in racemes.
The fruits are schizocarps.
 Root System
Acer griseum is native to west China.
The Paperbark Maple can withstand temperatures down to -23,3º C. It grows best in sandy or pebbly, loamy soil.
 Varities and Cultivars
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 Pests and Diseases
 Man and Acer griseum
 Acer griseum in art
 See also
- Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.
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