Acer circinatum, or Vine Maple, is a quintessential part of the understory here in the Pacific Northwest! Grown in the shade, it arches across the forest floor like a vine, earning it’s common name, or grown in full sun it becomes a small upright tree. The foliage is stunning, with it’s soft green glow in spring and summer, and it really puts on a show in fall with it’s yellow, red, and orange leaves.
Latin Name: Acer circinatum
Site and Soil: Prefers shady, moist areas and will tolerate sun
Size at Maturity: 15-25ft
Flower Color: deep red
Bloom Time: Spring
Pests & Diseases: none that we have seen
USDA Zone: 4