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    Paperbark Maple - Summer Foliage

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Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum

$59.95 (17% Off)

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Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

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Paperbark Maple Planting Mix

Helps your Paperbark Maple get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


20 ft.

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer griseum

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The Perfect Pop of Warm Color for Every Season

The cinnamon-like peeling bark is the most outstanding feature of the Paperbark Maple. True to its namesake, the bark of the Paperbark Maple peels and curls like paper. Reminiscent of peeling cinnamon bark, the dark outer layer reveals the bright, rich red-orange inner layer of the tree.

The incredibly bright pops of color will be striking in winter. The warm hues of the Paperbark Maple will stand out against your dormant, dull trees and vibrant evergreens. Imagine how beautiful your yard will look as bright copper streaks of color, peeking out from behind delicate curls of bark, pop out against a blanket of white snow.

The full canopy of this maple is magnificent in the spring and summer. An outstanding ornamental winter tree, the Paperbark Maple adds visual interest in the spring too. The deep green, three lobed leaves of this Maple have a cool blue-gray underside. You will enjoy the interest that the warm tones of the bark and the cool tones of the leaves bring to your landscape.

A full year of visual interest, the fall brings even more appeal. The show stopping colors of the Paperbark Maple continue into fall. The last of the Maples to show autumn colors, your tree will stand out once again as other trees become dormant and the Paperbark Maple begins its autumnal show. With fall colors ranging from vibrant scarlet red to deep orange, this tree is a stunner all throughout the year.

Growing to a manageable height, this tree is perfect for smaller yards. Topping off at 20-30 ft., the Paperbark Maple is a spectacular centerpiece for smaller yards. You won't have to worry about the intense color intimidating your landscape because the manageable size of the Paperback makes it a perfect showpiece for small yards.

The Paperback Maple is great for large yards too. Paperback Maples make great companions to larger trees. The smaller height and warm colors of this tree make it a great contrast for your tall evergreens. 

There's nothing to worry about with this tree. When you plant a Paperbark Maple, you don't have to worry about soil conditions, maintenance, diseases and pests. The only thing you'll need to grow this tree is a little bit of patience. It may take 15 years for your tree to reach full maturity, but in the meantime, you won't have to worry about constant management.

The perfect addition of warmth to every yard, this tree is in demand. It's easy to see why so many would want to buy this tree. Easy to care for, durable and great for small and big yards, everyone wants the ornamental Paperback Maple. Don't be left out. Go ahead and buy yours today. 

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Paperbark Maple

Paperbark Maple Planting Diretions

Planting Instructions: You can plant this tree in a place that receives full sun. For climates that face extreme cold it is better to plant this tree as an understory. Be sure to plant in a spot with well-drained soil.  The Paperbark is not picky about soil, but does better with slightly alkaline soils. You can amend your soil as necessary. Be sure to dig a hole deep enough for the root ball to have some room to spread out. After planting, add a thick layer of mulch around the base of the tree to keep out competing weeds and help with water retention.


Watering: Keep your tree well watered as the Paperbark Maple is not drought tolerant. If you get less than 1" of rain per week, be sure to water deeply that week. When you are first trying to establish your tree, make sure to water very deeply.


Maintenance: There is not additional maintenance for this tree. IF you wish, you can prune the tree as desired to remove dead branches or shape the tree with a main leader. If you do prune, do so during winter as this Maple will bleed sap after winter.

Planting & Care

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when is the best season to plant the Paperbark Maple?
Kevin on Sep 18, 2017
in the tree details t says drought tolerance is "great", but in the watering instructions it says "Keep your tree well watered as the Paperbark Maple is not drought tolerant." Which is it?
Kevin on Sep 18, 2017

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email from with a tracking number.

You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

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