Pacific Fire Vine Maple

Acer circinatum 'Pacific Fire'

A Northwestern native treasured for its distinctive red bark. This selection adds fiery colored foliage to the show. New growth emerges purple and orange in the spring. Leaves mature to a bright green during the season, then turn golden in the fall. Multitrunk shrub becomes a small tree with light pruning. Ideal for big seasonal changes in foundation planting. Thrives in the acidic soils beneath very large conifers. Deciduous shrub. Partial sun. Fast growth to 6 feet tall and wide.
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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser sir-sin-AY-tum
Average Size at MaturityReaches 8 to 10 ft. tall in ten years; 12 to 18 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide at maturity.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMulti
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureMulti-Season Interest

Prefers evenly moist soils and some shade, but adaptable to most soil types and tolerates sun. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.

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