Vine Maple - č’uč’uɫac - (Acer circinatum)
When planted in shade as an understory this deciduous shrub or small tree tends to become vine-like casting its sprawling branches through larger companions—often taller conifers—adding beautiful splashes of a pale-yellow in the fall. When planted in full sun the Vine Maple grows into a small airy tree whose typical symmetrical maple leaf will turn a more brilliant red as autumn progresses. White flowers with wine-colored sepals bloom April through June replaced by samaras- winged seed pod pairings beloved by squirrels and chipmunks, in September/October and are dispersed through November. Can be tapped for syrup!
*Full sun to deep shade
* Prefers moist soil
*Suitable in moist landscapes, in the shade of taller trees, next to buildings and in parking lots.
* Max height 21 feet
*Sold Bare Root
*Sold in bundles of 5
č’uč’uɫac *Lushootseed provided by the Puyallup Tribal Language Program and audio by Chris Briden, Puyallup Tribal member.