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Scientific Name: Acer circinatum
Under Power Lines:
Yes, but not as a street tree
Street Tree Planting:
No - multistem trees are not allowed along streets
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. 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
Vine maple leaf
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