Acer griseum

This slow-growing tree is a star performer year round, but comes into its own in deepest winter as the upward sweep of bare branches, shaped like a fine fan coral, are illuminated by the low sun.
Positioning has been key - the surrounding planting has been kept low to ensure that the setting sun strikes the coppery strips of bark that peel away from the main trunk to bring a rich, warm glow to the Winter Garden.

Although the tree was first collected in China by French missionary Pere Paul Farges and Irish plant hunter, Augustine Henry, at the end of the 19th century, it was Ernest 'Chinese' Wilson who re-introduced it to a wider commercial market through his 1901 expedition sponsored by by the nursery, Veitch & Sons.

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