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- Acer circinatum 'Monroe'
Acer circinatum 'Monroe'
Common name: Cutleaf vine maple
Acer circinatum 'Monroe', a vine maple with dissected leaves, is similar in appearance to Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'. In spring, its leaves are light green, while the fall colour can be gold, orange, or red depending on the exposure to sunlight. Acer circinatum 'Monroe' was first 'discovered' in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon by Portland resident Warner Monroe who brought it into cultivation in 1965. Cutleaf vine maple is typically grafted onto Japanese maple rootstock.
According to the Washington Native Plant Society, A. circinatum 'Monroe' was the first vine maple cultivar to be described and named.
Text by Kumi Sutcliffe
Photos by Richie Steffen, Great Plant Picks