Maple, Paperback

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Liquidambar styraciflua


Native to:
Central China

Mature Height and Width:
20-30 feet by 15-25 feet

Additional Notes:
One of many maples native to eastern Asia that has thrived as an ornamental tree in North America, the distinctive, exfoliating bark and vivid fall foliage are the highlights of paperbark maple.