Vine Maple

Acer Circinatum | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

The mighty fine vine maple.

Acer Circinatum or Vine Maple is a native North American tree. It's usually treated as a large shrub with a height of around 6-8m, but it can also be grown as a tree, and as such will reach a height of up to 18m. The leaves are large and have between 7 and 11 lobes. Unusually, sometimes the branches of this tree arch over. When they reach the floor they put down roots, creating a natural archway that can be very attractive. It has small purple flowers that grow in clusters, giving way to red winged fruit. The leaves turn an attractive red or orange colour in the autumn.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 3 - 5
Spread [m]
  • 6
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-4
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 14 - 150
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Bonsai
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years