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Acer circinatum 'Monroe'

General Notes

A fine textured cut-leaf variety. Wider than tall.

Native to California.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Light Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored, Deciduous.

Purple or Red. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Red Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Red Brown, Striated.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 6 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Armillaria.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values


Bonsai or Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer circinatum 'Monroe' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 15, 2018.
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