Vine Maple – Acer Circinatum


Acer circinatum, or Vine Maple, is a versatile and attractive deciduous tree native to western North America.

Acer circinatum, commonly known as the Vine Maple, is a deciduous tree native to western North America. It is a beautiful and versatile tree that can be a great addition to your garden, depending on your specific preferences and needs.
The Acer circinatum tree is known for its attractive and delicate appearance. It typically has a multi-stemmed growth habit, forming a dense and bushy shrub-like structure. The leaves of the Vine Maple are palm-shaped and feature striking autumn colours, ranging from vibrant yellows and oranges to deep reds and purples. This tree’s foliage creates a stunning display during the autumn season, adding a touch of natural beauty to your landscape.
One of the notable features of Acer circinatum is its ability to adapt to various growing conditions. It thrives in moist, well-drained soils and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade. This adaptability makes it suitable for a wide range of garden styles and settings, whether you have a woodland garden, a native plant garden, or a traditional landscape.

Due to its relatively small size, Acer circinatum is often used as an understory tree or a specimen plant in gardens. It can provide a beautiful focal point, create natural borders, or offer shade and shelter for smaller plants. Its multi-stemmed growth habit also makes it an excellent choice for creating visual interest and texture in your garden.
When it comes to maintenance, Acer circinatum is generally considered a low-maintenance tree. It requires regular watering during its establishment phase but becomes relatively drought-tolerant once mature. Pruning is typically minimal and mainly focused on removing dead or crossing branches to maintain the tree’s shape and health.
In summary, Acer circinatum, the Vine Maple, can be a wonderful addition to your garden. Its delicate appearance, stunning autumn colours, adaptability, and low-maintenance nature make it a popular choice among gardeners. Consider your specific garden design, growing conditions, and preferences, and decide if the Vine Maple aligns with your vision for a beautiful and thriving landscape.


Full Standard, Half Standard, Boxhead, Espalier, Feathered, Mini Standard, Multistem, Pleached, Umbrella


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 800-900cm, 900-1000cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-55cm, 55-60cm, N/A

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Foliage Type



Non Native

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Medium Growth






No Berries


Without Thornes


Non Toxic

Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape



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