Maple Seeds, Paperbark Maple

(Acer griseum) Deciduous. Zones 5-8.

Our favourite maple tree!

Paperbark Maple is extremely ornamental with its Arubutus-like peeling bark.

Leaves are very gentle and almost like that of the White Oak. As with most trees, the bark of the Paperbark Maple becomes more defined and spectacular as it ages. 

This slow growing tree maxes out at about 15-20 in height and makes for a lovely focal point in your yard garden.


Cold Hardiness: Zones 3 - 8

Edible: Not really.

SizeLarge Tree

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: Naturally low 30 - 50%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Soil Preference: Loamy, consistently moist, but tolerates wide range of soil types.



- Soak seeds 24 hrs, beginning with hot water. Follow with 60 days warm, moist stratification, followed by 120 days cold, moist stratification. For best results, plant out in Spring for germination the following Spring.

- Plant soaked seeds in pots using standard potting soil or in nursery beds. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.  


  • $6.99

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