A slow growing, under-storey tree with dark-green, 3-lobed leaves throughout the season until autumn when its foliage changes to spectacular tones of red-orange and even pink. The Paperbark Maple is widely admired for its decorative, peeling bark. It is one of the best small ornamental trees and is a great choice for providing winter interest. Botanical Name: Acer griseum Common Name: Paperbark Maple Plant Type: Deciduous tree Habit: Upright, oval in shape Growth Rate: Slow growing 6 – 12” per year Size: 15 - 30’ tall by 15 - 25’ spread. Soil Type: Prefers moist, well drained soil Exposure: Sun to part shade Foliage Colour: Dark Green Additional Attributes: The cinnamon coloured bark on mature trees peels away in curly ribbons to reveal new bark beneath. Yellow-green flowers form in spring.