Acer Griseum (paperbark Maple) Garden Trees

Acer Griseum (Paperbark Maple)

Acer Griseum garden trees are beautiful slow growing trees with unusual exotic looking bark that provides a year-round attractive feature in the garden. It has dark red or chestnut coloured bark that peels back in almost translucent cinnamon-coloured curls that remain attached to the tree (hence the common name of Paper Bark Maple), to reveal new, smooth, orange-red bark beneath.  The attractive trifoliate leaves are a bold green, turning a firework display of colours from pink to bright red before falling in the Autumn. It’s pale greeny-white flowers are small but followed by winged seeds often referred to as ‘helicopters’ due to the way they spin when falling.

Acer Griseum make a super, low maintenance addition to a garden ideally in a sheltered, partially shaded spot. They can look stunning as a central feature specimen tree to showcase its striking foliage and will shine as part of a more architectural planting scheme. Try underplanting with spring bulbs to create an early burst of colour to your garden, or with pale Grasses to contrast with the unusual bark.

Acer Griseum (paperbark Maple) Potted Garden Trees 1.5-2ft 40/60cm

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For best results with Acer Griseum (Paperbark Maple) garden trees plant them in moist but well drained soil. They will not thrive in soil that becomes waterlogged so add grit and well-rotted organic matter to clay soils before planting.  Water regularly until they become established. Low maintenance, they require minimal pruning – simply remove any dead branches and trim lightly to maintain their elegant canopy shape.
How to grow Acer Griseum
Position: Partial shade, full sun, sheltered

Foliage: Deciduous

Soil and site: Moist, well drained

Flowering time: Spring

Growth rate: Slow

Ultimate height and spread: To 10m, spread to 5 metres over 20+ years

Hardiness: Hardy

Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Remove any dead branches and prune very lightly to maintain shape

Delivery leadtimes update- March/April 2024

We are working at maximum capacity to fulfil all orders as quickly as possible but owing to unprecedented demand some orders will take longer:

– Orders containing only bare root plants – delivery is currently within 5-7 days

– All other orders – delivery is currently within 2-3 weeks

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

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– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

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UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
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Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

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