More Autumn Augury

Vine Maple

A Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) begins to show its fall colors.  This Northwest native doesn't get much respect, but it is a versatile addition to the landscape.  It can be a small-scale tree or a shrub and will be attractive year-around.  Team it up with ferns, small Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Evergreen Huckleberry and some big stones for a Northwest look.  Meanwhile, a Japanese Maple (A. palmatum 'Osakazuki') is decorated with clusters of winged seeds called samaras.

Osakazuki Japanese Maple