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.
At 09:33 PM 4/23/02 -0400, you wrote:
Dear All,Clyde Crockett
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
Dirr says, " [I]t has few peers ..." in the winter landscape.
Do you agree?
I am in zone 5.