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PlantFiles: Vine Maple, Mountain Maple
Acer circinatum 'Little Gem'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: circinatum (sir-sin-AY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Gem
Additional cultivar information: (aka Alleyne Cook)

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Chartreuse/Yellow
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Mar 6, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This dwarf Vine Maple arose as a witche's broom on a regular Vine Maple in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. It forms a rounded shrub to about 1 m. Very dense habit makes it suitable for a rock garden setting or containers. Fall foliage is a mix of red and orange.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stanwood, Washington



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