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Lite4
12-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Here is the next one.

what is your guess?

AGLA
12-28-2009, 09:42 PM
I thought I knew the genus, so I did a search. I did not know the species, but did know the genus. I don't want to post it and ruin the fun for the next guy.

Cool tree.

Lite4
12-28-2009, 09:57 PM
I love this tree. I saw a very mature specimen at a Japanese garden in Seattle, Washington a few years back. An absolutely stunning tree. The bark and fall color is absolutely amazing.

Steiner
12-28-2009, 09:58 PM
Paperbark Maple?

Lite4
12-28-2009, 09:59 PM
Paperbark Maple?

Bingo!
Paperbark Maple
Acer griseum

93Chevy
12-28-2009, 10:01 PM
Man, that is one beautiful tree!!

Twitchy
12-29-2009, 11:28 AM
They had one at the nursery this yr. From what the owner told they are very rare in the state of NY. Really nice size too, 12'-14'.

Lite4
12-29-2009, 09:21 PM
When I lived back in Idaho we could get them regularly at the nurseries. One of my all time favorite trees.

AGLA
12-29-2009, 09:43 PM
Tim,

Where were you in Idaho? I am a U of Idaho Alum (landscape architecture).

Lite4
12-29-2009, 10:15 PM
Tim,

Where were you in Idaho? I am a U of Idaho Alum (landscape architecture).

Boise, How was it being a Vandal?

AGLA
12-29-2009, 10:25 PM
"Boise, How was it being a Vandal? "

I really enjoy using spray paint and tossing rolls of toilet paper, so I fit right in.

Did you landscape in Boise? I know a few LA's down there.

.... are you a Colts fan?

Lite4
12-29-2009, 11:08 PM
"Boise, How was it being a Vandal? "

I really enjoy using spray paint and tossing rolls of toilet paper, so I fit right in.

Did you landscape in Boise? I know a few LA's down there.

.... are you a Colts fan?

Yeah, I did all the design work and ran the residential division for one of the larger landscape firms in the Boise area. They also opened up a division in Couerd'lane.

Which LAs did you know? I probably know them too.

johnsonslawnmanagement
12-29-2009, 11:39 PM
what zone does this tree grow in? Bark reminds me of the river birch trees we have here in zone 7a

Lite4
12-30-2009, 07:19 AM
The paperbark maple is pretty hardy. We grew it very successfully in Boise's zone 6a climate. It seeems to tolerate heavy clay soils well also, although well amended or a good loamy soil always produces better results.
The bark is a peeling type of bark like a river birch, however it is very shiny. Much like an amur cherry.

Groomer
01-08-2010, 03:52 PM
is an amur cherry like the amur maple? I have 2 of these in the back border.

Lite4
01-09-2010, 01:48 PM
No, the ginnalla maple is quite a bit different than the Cherry.

allinearth
01-22-2010, 09:25 AM
OK I could have swore that might be a cherrybark oak? The leaves look more like oak.

allinearth
01-22-2010, 09:29 AM
Never mind. Just looked it up.

wvbrian
01-25-2010, 12:52 PM
As far as hardiness goes, I have seen acer griseum growing successfully in Atlanta in terrible red clay soils. It seems to do better in slightly cooler zone 6a and 6b, and is cold hardy up to zone 5 I believe. Being native to northern korea and the mountains of china, it is suited to cold winters. They are awesome looking trees, however they can be pricey sometimes due to thier slow growth rate and difficulty to propagate. I used to try and grow them from seed years ago as a propagator for a nursery, and at best I got 5% germination rate, cuttings proved just as difficult, they took forever to root if they did at all.