Common Name: Vine Maple: An attractive addition to any yard

Common Name: Vine Maple: An attractive addition to any yard
  • Binomial Name: Acer circinatum
  • Soil Type: well- drained, fairly moist soil
  • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
  • Plant Type: Large shrub to small tree
  • Foliage: Deciduous

Vine maples are native to forest understories and along stream banks, but can also be found out in the open. They usually grow vine like, crooked, and sprawled out in forest settings with multiple stems but stay fairly symmetrical out in the open. Reaching anywhere from 6 to 35 feet tall it is considered a large shrub to small tree. In the autumn the vine maple displays red, orange, and yellow colored leaves which makes it a very attractive addition to any yard.

This Native Plant of the Month is brought to you by the City of Beaverton’s Landscape and Urban Forestry Department. Visit Clean Water Service’s Native Plant Finder webpage for interactive questions to help you find the right native plant to fit your needs!