Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow Inconspicuous/none
Bloom Time: N/A
Foliage: Grown for foliage Deciduous Good Fall Color
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Provides winter interest
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Jun 20, 2011, lupine from King George, VA wrote:
Yes, the bark is interesting. I have one that I have grown for a little over 10 years. It is a slow grower. One problem is die-back of the branches. I cut dead out of it every year. I have seem them South of where I live in a Botanical Garden and the ones they grow also have die-back as you can see where they have pruned out the dead.
On Jun 20, 2011, SteveTiffany from Buffalo, NY wrote:
I coveted this tree for years after seeing a fully mature specimen on the campus of Purdue University - absolutely stunning. I have grown this tree in Salt Lake City, Utah and now in Buffalo, New York with absolutely no problems. The leaves seem immune to any insects or diseases. The fall color is very attractive, and, of course, the peeling bark with contrasting deep and light cinnamon tones is delightful. The tree is a slow grower, and you can expect to pay a pretty penny for even a modestly sized plant. Plant one now and your grandchildren will thank you.
On Oct 24, 2009, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
The University of Tennessee Knoxville office recommends Acer griseum as a tree suitable for planting near septic lines.
We purchased an 8-foot tall specimen for our front lawn, after having two huge silver maples removed last fall. (They were way too big for the area, and way too close to power lines and the septic field.)
Given the photos we've seen and the information we've read, we're looking forward to watching this tree show off each fall and slowly mature to its full height of 25 feet or so...it will be much more in scale with our single-story home and the surrounding landscape.
On Apr 21, 2005, joshz8a from z8a, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:
After seeing photos and seeing it recommended on almost any "desirable trees" list in numerous books, I bought the first I saw in a local nursery. It was only 12" tall but already the bark was flaking and it had lovely foliage and form. I've grown it for 8 years now in a 12-inch clay pot. It's only 36-inches tall but a beautiful little tree...delightful watching the new leaves unfold each year and then in fall as they turn red. It's not authentic bonsai...I just enjoy growing hardy shrubs and trees in pots and they usually do well for me in z8a. This is one of my favorites! josh z8a
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Ladonia, Alabama San Carlos, California San Francisco, California San Leandro, California Denver, Colorado Edgewater, Colorado East Granby, Connecticut Hanna City, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Urbana, Illinois Darmstadt, Indiana Shelby, Iowa Wichita, Kansas Clermont, Kentucky Georgetown, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Londontowne, Maryland Monkton, Maryland Sandwich, Massachusetts Fenton, Michigan North Kansas City, Missouri Omaha, Nebraska Nelson, New Hampshire Great River, New York Harris Hill, New York Newfield, New York Southold, New York Asheville, North Carolina Akron, Ohio Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Huber Heights, Ohio Riverlea, Ohio Gresham, Oregon Laflin, Pennsylvania Newtown Grant, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Greer, South Carolina Franklin, Tennessee Lenoir City, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee Fairview Beach, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia Lexington, Virginia Linden, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Bainbridge Island, Washington Quilcene, Washington Seattle, Washington Hudson, Wisconsin Racine, Wisconsin