Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Botanical Pronunciation:AY-ser sir-sin-AY-tum
Sunset climate zones:3 - 6, 14 - 17, 36, 37
Average landscape size:Grows to 25 to 30 ft. tall and wide in full sun, smaller in shade.
Design IdeasTrue to its name, this plant tends to vine 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 PlantsLikes to associate with evergreens and conifers in the bright shade under their canopy. Plant with Camellia (Camellia japonica), Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo), Blueberry and Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa). Ideal with showy perennials 'Rheinland', 'Deutschland', and 'Fanal' Astilbe (Astilbe x arendsii). Underplant with Hosta and Fern.
The maple family contains just two genera with Acer the most well known and named from the old world Latin title for the trees. This large genus cotnains about 200 species of treees and shrubs from northern temperate regions around the world. This shrubby species is native to the Pacific Northwest ranging from British Columbia to Northern California. It was named by Frederick Pursh, a German botanist who became an authority on North American plants. It was introduced into cultivaton in 1826 by noted western American botanist and explorer, David Douglas.