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Acer circinatum

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Acer circinatum - Vine Maple - Fall Colour - (Photo Courtesy of J.Frank Schmidt & Sons Co.)

Acer circinatum - Vine Maple - Fall Colour - (Photo Courtesy of J.Frank Schmidt & Sons Co.)

More About Acer circinatum

  • Dense, rounded to vase-shaped form with irregular branching
  • White flowers emerge before the leaves
  • Red two-winged samaras turn brown before dropping in the summer
  • Nearly round leaves have seven to nine triangular lobes
  • Bright green foliage turns red or yellow in late summer to early fall
  • An ideal tree for planting near streams or wet areas
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

This species can reroot where the branches touch the soil. In some cases, colonies of vine maple grow into thick tangles; trappers referred to the vine as “devil wood.”

Zone:

5

Height:

12-15 m

Spread:

9-12 m

Colour:

White
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Vine Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Vine maple can be grown as a tree or multi-stemmed clump. It grows well in shaded areas where the soil is moist and rich in nitrogen.     


Acer circinatum Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fruit
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Vase-shape
Clumping
Multi-stem/Clump form
Rounded

Foliage Color

Red
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Specimen
Naturalizing