Acer griseum x maximowiczianum 'Molly Fordham'

Cinnamon Girl™ Maple

The bark of this Paperbark Maple hybrid is rich cinnamon brown and peels in attractive flakes. Neil Young was dreaming of our tree when he sang, "I wanna live with a Cinnamon Girl" He saw the sexy bark and perky leaves and started writing his song. More vigor than a straight Paperbark Maple will result in a small to medium tree from zones 4 to 7. Excellent red fall color caught the eye of Al Fordham, the accomplished former propagator of the Arnold Arboretum. Al named the tree after his own sweet Cinnamon Girl and wife, Molly.

Category: Small ornamental or shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: (4)5 to 8
Foliage: Emerges bronzy green, becoming medium green (with a bluish hint) in summer
Fall Color: Rich, dark blood red
Bark: Exfoliates in warm, glossy and buff, cinnamon tones
Winter Interest: The amazing bark
Texture: Medium
Shape: Vase-shaped trunk and branching pattern, with a rounded head
Mature Size: 20-30' tall by 15-25' wide
Growth Rate: Medium in youth, slowing with age
Adaptability: Cinnamon Girl™ maple likes moist, acid, well-drained soil; insect and disease resistant; heat tolerant
Native Habitat: Parentage is Acer griseum x Acer maximowiczianum