Monroe Vine Maple
Monroe Vine Maple
Acer circinatum 'Monroe'Item #3034 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
A vigorous but sightly 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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shadeWatering Needs:Once established, requires only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Slowly reaches 6-10 ft. tall and slightly wider in 10 years; to 15 ft. with age.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser sir-sin-A-tumPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 6-10 ft. tall and slightly wider in 10 years; to 15 ft. with age.Blooms:Early SpringFlower color:RedDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationAdaptable 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.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.Light Needs:Partial shadeWatering Needs:Once established, requires only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Discovered in Oregon by Portland resident Warner Monroe in the headwaters of the McKenzie River in the Cascade Mountains. It was propagated by layering, then brought it into cultivation in 1965. Named by Brian Mulligan, former director of Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle.