Oregon Vine Maple

(Acer circinatum)

Acer circinatum

A small ornamental maple native to the Northwest.
Comparable in leaf, form and fall color to Japanese maple but much hardier.  Use as a specimen tree near a patio or courtyard.  Also useful planted in the shade or understory of taller trees.

Ornamental features:

  • Artistic natural form and branching pattern.
  • Maple shaped leaves similar to Japanese maple.
  • Exceptional fall color, yellow, orange and red.

Horticulture profile:

  • Zone 5 to 9
  • Grow 10 to 20ft Tall x 10 to 15 ft Wide.
  • Slow to medium growth rate, 1 to 1 1/2 ft per year.
  • Prefer moist well drained soils with circumneutral pH
  • Full sun to moderate and even deep shade.
  • Best fall color will develop if given afternoon shade.
  • Performs best if given some afternoon shade and kept from exposed windy sites.
  • Native to states of Washington, Oregon and California.