P&PDL Picture of the Week for January 8, 2007

Paperbark Maple in the Winter Landscape

Rosie Lerner, Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

The winter landscape may seem a bit bland at first glance. But if you look closely, you'll find that quite a few plants have interesting bark that is actually better appreciated without the distraction of leaves and flowers. Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum) is one of my
personal all-time favorites, distinguished by rich, cinnamon brown peeling bark.

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