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Cultural Details for Acer griseum x nikoense

Common Name:
Girard's Hybrid Paperbark Maple

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Yellow, 0.5" diameter, usually 3 together on drooping pedicels, 0.75" long.

Fruit Details:
Thick, densely pubescent samara, 1 or 2" long, upright wings curve inward or spread at right angles

Fall Color:
Yellow, red to purple

Bark Details:
Smooth gray to grayish brown

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
Japan, central China

Other Features:
Highly ornamental bark, blue-green, trifoliate foliage, excellent fall color

Culture and Care:
Prefers well-drained, loamy, moist, slightly acid soil, full sun

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8476, 8699, 8700

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.