paperbark

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paperbark

(ˈpeɪpəˌbɑːk)
n
1. (Plants) any of several Australian myrtaceous trees of the genus Melaleuca, esp M. quinquenervia, of swampy regions, having spear-shaped leaves and papery bark that can be peeled off in thin layers
2. (Plants) the papery bark of any of these trees
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Paperbark maples prefer a spot with moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
First introduced to Britain at Duffryn Gardens near Cardiff, more than one 100 years ago, the Paperbark Maples at Duffryn are well worth a winter visit.
It was precisely for this reason I returned to Dyffryn this spring - to see the Paperbark Maples (Acer griseum), the Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata), and to find a clump of Primula pulverulenta (candelabra primula), all reputedly the descendants of original seed sent back to Britain from China by either Ernest Wilson or George Forest early in the last century.