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.