THE Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple thread - Got Pics?

toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)April 15, 2012

Maybe not the rarest of trees but still a small import most people do not think of at first. At first my small mail order transplant suffered some dieback and underperformed. This year it is actually looking pretty good.

It's in decent generic yard soil on the north side of my house midway up the hill. Branch on the right, the old main trunk is probably due to get pruned off next spring. Even though it has leaves the new leader is considerably more vigorous.

Someone out there has to have a bigger one and don't cheat using a picture you googled lol!

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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

One of the best trees by far. Its the only tree I took with me to my new home.

Before the journey to the new home...

In its new home...

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 9:26PM
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My eyes, Whaas!

This is absolutely one tree I must add to the collection. Arktrees had already convinced me over the winter ;-)

Keep the pics coming!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 10:09PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

There is nothing else quite like it. Endangered in the wild.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 12:49AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

The only photos I have were from a newly planted tree end of season last year and they're small that I used on my blog. Taken in September, and end of October already losing leaves.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 7:27AM
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Definitely becoming more common, we have a nice planting at our local library. The nearby adult ed center has a planting of 7 which is where I collect my seed. My only fault for AG is the stiff, rigid habit, almost like the tree is uptight. How do you blend in this tree with the companion plantings? Also it gets lost against red brick.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:23AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I planted this one in 2001 from a 3-gallon pot. It was a tall stick with a few branches at the tip. A freebie that the nursery I worked at never sold. The calliper was literally 1.5" all the way up and 5-6' tall. It too has glorious fall color. These photos are from a re-visit of my previous home two summers ago (nine years after planting).

Acer griseum

Acer griseum bark

Acer griseum bark


    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:35AM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

Nice pictures! The fall color is especially impressive. I can't wait until mine is bigger.

I typically only see one or two cultivars listed. Anoyone know if more are in the works? Every other acer seems to have a hundred.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:58AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Its because the species is superior. The cultivars are a bust compared to the species.

The only internesting one I saw was a cross between it and sugar maple.

Nice pics everyone!


Yours has grown up nicely!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 1:21PM
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