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75.‘Paperbark’ Maple

Acer saccharum ‘Legacy’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 8
20 – 30
1/2 or equal to
Upright oval, oval or oval rounded
Full sun
Moist, well-drained soil preferable; performs well in clay soils
greenish, on 1 stalks
1 – 1 1/2 winged fruit
Landscape use:
Good in groupings, in a tree-shrub border, or single woodland edge tree
Native range is central China; introduced by Veitch in 1901
None serious
Significant Features:
Cinnamon or red-brown exfoliating bark


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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.