Gardening information for zone 6 Ohio in neutral clay soil. The backbone of my gardens Hosta, Heather,
Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Acer Griseum Paperbark Maple Salvia

We've received some much needed rain. Not of much help when we needed it but did help before going back into the high 80's. I have started cutting back so the yard is already starting to look a little bare. Cut back all the Daylilies except Stella which insists on blooming again and a few other things. Still lots of work left, but it is showing a lot of empty space right now.

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Acer Griseum, my Paperbark Maple. I love this tree. The bark exfoliates, which is where the bark peels and hangs there. Very cool looking. I really didn't intend to plant another tree out back but my family garden of Hosta will appreciate it. The Paperbark Maple only get about 25 feet high so it won't provide a lot of shade but I love the tree and wanted it. Being a smaller tree means it's slow growing also. I finally found one at a local nursery, as they can be hard to locate. I did not want to order one online since the branching is so important on these and figured I would get an ugly one.

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Being a 20 gallon tree, I had to have it dug out and planted for me. My brother Craig on right came over to do the work with the help of Dave that works for him in home improvement. For you not following my brother go on by and visit at "Ohio Outdoors" blog if you have time. He doesn't have time to blog much but he'll follow back.

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The May Night Salvia is blooming and giving some much needed color around here. Obviously this will need to be divided next year since it sprawled out too much.

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And here is Salvia Sensation Rose also blooming. A couple others are also but those being put in this year the current blooms are very close to the ground and I just didn't feel like laying on the ground to try and get photos.

57 comments:

The Sage Butterfly said...

I can't wait to see that maple grow and show off all of its glory.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Cher,

What a beautiful tree! I have also admired this tree for it has very unique qualities and provides interest all year long!

Enjoy your new Paperbark Maple!
All the Best,
Christine

Lona said...

It sounds like a great new tree to add to the garden Cher. Your salvia's are still looking beautiful. My Rose Queen was moved this spring so it is just now starting to bloom again. I have to stop this moving of plants. LOL! But I keep getting them so... May Night has not done well for me. I think it needs more sun. Great more moving. LOL!
Have a wonderful week. If you like crafts you just have to go to the Backwoods Festival this weekend.

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

Love that maple! Let the salvia sprall! I love it when the plants mingle!

Trisha said...

Soon that Maple Tree will be big and beautiful...one of my favorites!

~Trisha

Aerie-el said...

That is one of my favorite trees too! I have a small one in a container, waiting for me to decide where he will permanently live.
Interesting, you're cutting back, I'm still waiting for things to grow here!
Hope you get some more of the needed rain soon!

Patsy said...

My Autuma Joy lay down on me and looks bad but it is blooming . Yours looks great and so does the May night. Love the tree.We are getting a little rain today.

Vild-rosen said...

A very beatiful tree, that Paperbark Maple...like it.
The salvia Senstion Rose seems very nice, should look for it at the garden center if i could find it.

Hugs Susanne

scottweberpdx said...

I love those Paperbark Maples...they are just beautiful all year long...good choice!

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darbycreekyorks said...

I hope this tree gives you many years of enjoyment. Is it one that gets really pretty in the Fall?

We planted a sugar maple a couple years ago and though it was about the size of yours, it doesn't look as nice as yours. I got it at Oakland Park, actually it's the second one. The first one died under warranty. Maybe this one will come around.

Raffaella said...

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Rebecca said...

What a beautiful tree - and so well-shaped!

I really like the blue of salvia. Makes me think....I'm pretty sure I planted some but I must not have marked it. (Which probably means I've pulled up thinking it to be a weed.)

Neuer Gartentraum said...

Hallo,
ich finde den Zimtahorn (Acer griseum) auch sehr schön. Vor allem die Herbstfärbung mit ihrem leuchtenden Orange ist super.
Grüße
Anette

Zoey said...

Your yard looks so tidy compared to mine! I also have begun cutting down, and am hoping to do a lot more this weekend if the weather holds.

Acer Griseum looks like a fine tree. I like the added bark interest. What color do the leaves turn in the fall?

GirlSprout said...

Nice to have helpers when planting a tree, especially one that's 20 gallons.

Orchid de dangau said...

Love the maple, can't wait to that tree grow. I never thought that Ohio Outdoors is your brother. It is like family interest/ hobbies ;) Lots of thing can share together ;)

StoBlogger said...

I've never heard of a Paperbark Maple but it sounds lovely. I'm excited about seeing more pictures as it matures. I'm glad you have muscles available to help with the heavy lifting. ;)

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Malar said...

Vry tidy yard! Maple tree is a beautiful tree to have in our garden!
So good to see you have your brother to help out! Happy Family!

Sunray Gardens said...

To answer those that asked. Yes the Paperbark Maple does get fall color - claims are the brightest of reds. I will do a photo of it when it's red for all to see.

HolleyGarden said...

How nice to have another gardener in the family! I follow him, but didn't realize he was your brother. How nice! Love your maple. They are such beautiful trees. I'm so glad you didn't order online, either, and waited to pick out a tree that you could see.

hundredsofideas said...

So nice of your brother...I love salvias!

dorothy said...

I'm not familar with the Paperbark Maple but will look forward to seeing the progress of your tree. I planted 'May Night' Salvia this year for the first time in a long time and they have done wonderful in the heat. Yours look very healthy!

Denise said...

I enjoy your garden and I too am looking forward to seeing your Maple grow.

Larry said...

Congrats on finding a great Acer griseum! I have them and absolutely love them... especially their fall color! Larry

TheGardeningBlog said...

Love the Maple - And the salvias look great too. Happy GBBD :)

Carolina said...

Paperbark Maple will be great. I love the leaves.
Your brother did a great job!
Greetings.

ANGEL said...

beautiful tree and sweet brother too. love your salvias.
happy friday sunray!
love your blog as always :)
-angel

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Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Looking at your salvia, made me contemplate whether I should try have a go growing them.

Gentiana nivalis said...

I like the maple tree too. It is nice that it doesn't grow so fast!

Andrea said...

It's good you get the rains. I am excited to see that tree showing the autumn colors, as i see the violet Malus purple Prince on your sidebar now. It looks like you have a wider yard now, and that can entail lots of more work to garden on.

Ohio Outdoors said...

I didn't see you take that picture. I do have to say it looks like it was planted perfect.
Craig Ohio Outdoors

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Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I am sure it will be a beautiful tree!

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Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

That's going to be a fine tree! You chose well! I have a coral bark japanese maple that is slow growing. It's finally getting a good grip and looking more and more promising. I was pleased to find a 2nd blooming on my delphiniums that I planted this spring. We nearly had a hard freeze this week...I'm glad it didn't happen...not ready for it!!

Sissy said...

Hi Cher!
I have planted the Rose Sensation this fall and was excited to see it in a real garden! I cannot wait to see it in mine!
Your brother is a great guy, to come over and do the diggin' for ya!

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER week !

Happy Homemaker UK said...

That is one cool tree :) Your garden looks fabulous :) XOL

Cathy and Steve said...

Hi, Cher... I could just say "ditto"... everyone else has already said it. But I'll say it again anyway... a gorgeous choice for that area. Here's wishing you many shady, wonderful, happy years with it!

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Smuk træ.

Judy Haughton-James said...

As always beautiful pictures! I hope your Maple tree does very well. Have a good week.

kitchen flavours said...

How lovely to have a Maple tree right in your own garden. Hope it will grow well and healthy. Your Salvia blooms are lovely! Happy Gardening!

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Ive never seen a paperbark maple! But have a huge paperbark gum out front!

Autumn Belle said...

Great to have 'muscle power' help when needed! I like your tree with self-exfoliating bark.

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I was looking at a place to order Wisteria online - for some reason it's scares around here - but same thing - I was afraid that I wouldn't be happy with what I received. I'll just have to do a better job of keeping my eyes open when they go on sale in my area.

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