Growing to 20 or 30 feet in height, paperbark maple has an upright oval habit. It makes a wonderful specimen plant. Its flowers are not very showy, but it does have good fall color varying from orange to bronze, russet-red,or red. This small ornamental maple is highly valued for its lovely dense growth habit, interesting trifoliate leaves, and cinnamon-brown bark. The peeling bark, one of the tree's best ornamental features, is accentuated during winter snows. It is a superb small maple with wonderful bark.
Specimen Plant, Understory