Scientific Name: Acer circinatum
Under Power Lines:
Yes—this tree is approved for planting under power lines.
Street Tree Planting:
Yes—minimum planting strip width of 8 feet. If planting a street tree, you must be approved for a permit. Avoid planting in full sun.
A lush, multi-stemmed native maple species, this deciduous tree provides a variety of color and interest throughout the year. Great for ornamental planting or as a screen in yards, the leaves open red in the spring and turn a pale, bright green when fully formed. Crimson red, winged fruit and brilliant fall color round out this tree’s seasonal value.
Palm shaped leaves which open reddish and turn pale green.
Small, dull white, flowers hang downward off of branches and twigs.
Double-winged seed which hangs downward resembles a helicopter propeller when falling to the ground.
Grows in full shade to partial sun, but will not thrive in full sun. Prefers moist areas.
Quite hardy, does not often suffer from disease. Leaves can burn if exposed to full afternoon sun without sufficient water.
Minimum Planting Distances:
- 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
- 5 feet from underground utility lines
- 10 feet from power poles
- 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
- 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
- 30 feet from street intersections
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