Vine maple is a medium to large, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub generally found growing in the understory in shade to part-shade, but occasionally in full sun with adequate moisture. Inconspicuous but interesting flowers bloom in the spring and winged seeds occur in the fall. Vine maple is a larval host plant for numerous butterflies, including the Western tiger swallowtail. It is pollinated by a diversity of pollinators, including many species of bee. Vine maple puts on a spectacular fall color display.
Vine maple (Acer circinatum) seed packets contain approximately 25 seeds. This species has fairly large seeds.
Seed Germination Instructions
30-60 days warm-moist stratification followed by 90-120 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall.