The Paper bark maple (Acer griseum) was brought from Europe to North America around 1907 but is native to central China. It is a small to medium-sized deciduous ornamental tree reaching up to 30 feet. It is named for its shiny orange-red bark peeling in thin papery layers. The paper bark maple has compound leaves with trifoliate toothed long leaflets turning orange, red or reddish-green in the fall. The winged samaras with large seeds look a like those on a Norway maple tree. The paperbark maple often grows multiple trunks, even branching quite close to the ground. This gives it a vase-shaped, sculptured appearance, particularly after leaf fall in the winter.