Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Acer circinatum

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Acer circinatum
Acer circinatum

Botanical Name: Acer circinatum
Common Name: Vine maple

Nice small tree, often reclining and rooting. Beautiful fall color and red fruit. Requires moderate summer watering. Good for erosion control near streams.

Plant Family: Aceraceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 3' - 25' H x 5-10' W
Growth Habit: Multi-stemmed, sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Shade or partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Greenish-white
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North and Central Northwestern CA, High Cascade Range, North Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Shaded stream banks and damp places below 4500'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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