Acer circinatum

Vine maple

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Plant type

Deciduous tree


Autumn colour



Skill level


photo by Christina Bollen, copyright GAP Photos (115770)

Plant details

An attractive small, sometimes bushy tree for most, except very small, gardens. The leaves turn bright red and orange in autumn, and wine red flowers are produced in April. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit which is for plants of outstanding excellence.

Family: Aceraceae

Genus: Acer

Species: circinatum

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 500cm

Spread: 600cm

Time to plant seeds: October to March

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