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Acer circinatum

Vine Maple

This Maple is perfect for a small garden! Its light green leaves are round, wide and lobed offering superb cover and nesting sites for many native birds. Small white flowers bloom in early April providing early nectar for local native bees and butterflies. Amazingly colorful fall foliage show!

Benefits

  • Superb fall color with up to 4 colors on one tree!
  • A perfect cover tree near a bird feeder!
  • Large round leaves create a superb formal look
  • Performs best in the landscape in a cool, moist area
  • Perfect for small garden spaces
  • A nectar source for Western Tiger Swallowtail

Height
15-25 Feet

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Spread
15-25 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

Native Range

Moist, wooded, coastal areas from British Columbia south to California.

Native Trivia

Coast Salish people traditionally used the vine maple for fishing net frames while the lower Thompson people have used it for making snowshoes and cradle frames. Coastal native Americans have boiled the bark of its roots to make a tea for colds.

Characteristics & Attributes

Shade
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Fall Color
Plan Sub Group
Deciduous Trees
Exposure
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Humus-rich
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Coastal
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Specimen
Native to
California
Oregon
Washington