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Acer circinatum

Vine maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height4m to 5m
  • Spread5m to 6m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourPurple white
  • Leaf ColourLight-medium green

Description

Acer circinatum (Vine maple). This is a 'vine maple', so named because the leaves are rounded and lobed and similar to grape vine leaves. It is a medium sized rounded tree or shrub, growing to around 5m in height. In the autumn the leaves turn orange-red. Small purple and white flowers are produced in spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

W.N America

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This tree needs shelter from strong winds.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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