• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser sir-sin-A-tum
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Red
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Design IdeasTrue to its name, this plant tends to behave somewhat vine-like when planted in a shady spot, its multiple stems sprawling beautifully through companions. In fall, it splashes color in a woodsy understory and looks brilliant planted with dark conifers. Planted in the sun, it grows into a small, airy tree. Use several to make an arching, shady bower. Espalier against a shady north wall to showcase its attractive structure during winter.
    Companion PlantsStrawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Dogwood (Cornus kousa); Leatherleaf Fern (Rumohra adiantiformis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers evenly moist soils and some shade, but tolerates sun. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Pacific Vine Maple is found in moist woods and along stream banks from British Columbia south to northern California, and is considered to be one of the most useful native trees for the landscape in the Pacific Northwest. This seedling selection was selected for its superior foliage color.

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