Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Paperbark Maple

This is a slow-growing tree it has ornamental peeling orange- cinnamon bark.Its dark green, three-lobed leaves turn a brilliant orange-red in Autumn
My mind is still on Spring planting and this tree would be a winner in the yard.
Care is moist, well-drained soil in sun to part shade.

7 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What wonderful bark. It brings such character to a garden.It would be a wonderful addition Patsy. I also love the white birch barks even in the snowy landscape.

misslynda said...

That is very pretty. How will it survive summers or will you have to water it a lot? Can it handle winter temperatures, too? I am enjoying your catalog browsing.

Donnie said...

That would look lovely in a yard. Wonder how tall it grows?

Gigi Ann said...

Very pretty tree. I grew up surrounded by the forest, we had wild birch everywhere, along with the maple and hickory trees, and many more I can't remember all their names. When spring came, I lived in the woods.

I started reading "Half Broke Horses" last evening. It is quite an interesting book to read. I wonder what Bennie would do, if when he was carving the Turkey a rattlesnake fell down from the roof into the middle of the table. I don't think I could have eaten a bite, I would have probably passed out from fright. ; )

Maggie Ann said...

At first look, I though it said 'paperback' tree. Books are never far from my mind I guess. ; ). It is a pretty tree....sounds like the bark could be used for a spice!

Mildred said...

That's a lovely tree. Hope you two have a blessed Sunday.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Stunning bark..and even better that its leaves color up in the Fall:)