Monroe Vine Maple

Acer circinatum 'Monroe'

A vigorous but slightly smaller variety of the native species with an open and airy branching structure. Large, lace-like deep green leaves are often tinged bronze. Bold yellow fall color. A stunning specimen for a woodland garden, in dappled to deep shade. Deciduous.
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Partial shade

Once established, requires only occasional watering.


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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser sir-sin-AY-tum
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 6-10 ft. tall and slightly wider in 10 years; to 15 ft. with age.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Design IdeasThis stellar selection of native vine maple is ideally situated where dappled sunlight can stream through its graceful branching structure. Elegant entry-way accent,especially with up-lighting, so that the bright green lacy leaves can create a pattern against the architecture. Pair with an understory of large-leafed shade loving perennials or dwarf shrubs.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial shade
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, requires only occasional watering.

Adaptable to most soil types. Water regularly and deeply during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, give an occasional deep soaking during dry weather. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring. Mulch to protect shallow roots. Prune only as needed to remove dead wood.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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