Plum Passion® Vine Maple
Acer circinatum 'MonCir'
Pronunciation: AY-ser sir-sin-AY-tum
|Description||Striking plum-red spring foliage on an exceptionally refined shrub or small tree superb for a shaded understory, where it develops a graceful, somewhat horizontal habit. Brilliant autumn foliage falls to reveal twisting, bare branches that lend winter interest. Develops a more upright and slender form in sunnier locations. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color|
|Design Ideas||True 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 Plants||Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Dogwood (Cornus kousa); Leatherleaf Fern (Rumohra adiantiformis)|
|Care||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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.