Acer griseum x maximowicziana

Paperbark/Nikko Maple hybrid

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Hybrid paperbark maple (Acer griseum x maximowiczianum) is a very rare maple that features beautiful red fall color and attractive cinnamon stick-like exfoliating bark. This small tree is a hybrid of two Chinese species, both of which have trifoliate leaves. This taxon is very rare in cultivation; in fact, no other members of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) indicate they have this tree in their collections.

Recently the Flora of China editorial committee reversed earlier judgements on the nomenclature for paperbark maples, and recommends that all Acer maximowicizianum be referred to as Acer nikoense.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Yellow, Green
Landscape Use
Urban Street, Shade Tree, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8