SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Fort Bragg, CA, National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Outstanding fall color.
Native to China.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Trifoliate, Dark Green, Red or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Red or Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Striking Red Brown, Exfoliating.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer griseum Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-griseum >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI