hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Acer griseum---Paperbark Maple

  • Subject: Re: Acer griseum---Paperbark Maple
  • From: "P. Postlewaite" <Peter@ShadyPath.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 22:08:59 -0500


I have a Paperbark Maple that is thriving in my Northern Illinois (z5) garden.  I agree with Dirr that it makes a stunning specimen -- make sure that it is located where the exfoliating bark can be appreciated in the winter.  There are a couple of caveats about successfully growing this tree, however.  It is not tolerant of drought, and it should have good drainage (particularly in winter).  This is a tree that should only be planted as B&B.  Individual specimens can vary considerably, so I would suggest that you find a source where you can look before you buy.  For example, you need to decide whether you prefer a single trunk or multi-stem specimen (I'm partial to multi-stem).  Additionally,  choosing a specimen with a more open growth habit will enhance its attractiveness during the summer, because dense growth will obscure the bark.

Pete Postlewaite

At 09:33 PM 4/23/02 -0400, you wrote:
Dear All,
I have heard this is a nice tree for the landscape.
Please tell me and us what your experience has been with this maple. Is it hardy to z 5? What about roots---shouldn't plant hostas nearby? Tolerant of wet conditions?
Is there a reliable source on the 'net where one could order it?Is it best to plant only B&B stock? Does it vary considerably in appearance?
Dirr says, " [I]t has few peers ..." in the winter landscape. Do you agree?
I am in zone 5.

Clyde Crockett

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index