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Acer circinatum 'Monroe'

Vine Maple
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Dappled Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 6 feet , Maximum 15 feet
Width: Minimum 16 feet , Maximum 16 feet
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A unique selection of our native vine maple, Acer circinatum ‘Monroe’ has attractive, deeply divided leaves. It is well adapted to woodland situations but will tolerate a variety of conditions. Place it in a location where dappled light can play through its branches—its lacy, bright green leaves create a welcome contrast in shady evergreen woodlands. Cutleaf vine maple can be used as an elegant specimen tree combined with shade-loving perennials and small shrubs. It was discovered in Oregon by Portland resident Warner Monroe, brought into cultivation in 1965, and named by Brian Mulligan, former director of Washington Park Arboretum.

This cutleaf form of our native vine maple thrives in open to deep shade. It is typically grafted onto Japanese maple rootstocks so it is not as drought tolerant as regular vine maples, requiring occasional watering during dry weather. It will grow well in a wide range of soils including sand and clay. It has a graceful wide open branching habit that requires little pruning other than the removal of poorly developed branches, dead wood or broken limbs.

It was discovered at the headwaters of the McKenzie River in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon by Portland resident Warner Monroe, brought into cultivation in 1965, and named by Brian Mulligan, former director of Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

This deeply cutleaf vine maple can get 12' tall and as wide.Twigs are purplish. Yelllow orange fall color. zone 5

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

Who would have guessed that this dainty leaf belonged to our native? Dissected leaves with gold fall color on strongly horizontal branching shrubs 8' tall x 12' wide.

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Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Bare Root: 1 Container: 1
Bradshaw Nursery LLC Forest Grove, OR Email now 503-423-7978 BB: X
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