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Burgundy Jewel Vine Maple

Acer circinatum 'Burgundy Jewel'

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Burgundy Jewel Vine Maple (Acer circinatum 'Burgundy Jewel') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Burgundy Jewel Vine Maple bark

Burgundy Jewel Vine Maple bark

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5


A wonderful small tree or shrub, presenting deep burgundy leaves which hold color well all summer, especially in full sun; brilliant orange to scarlet red color in fall; best with some shelter, needs moist soil, water more if grown in full sun

Ornamental Features

Burgundy Jewel Vine Maple has attractive burgundy foliage with hints of purple throughout the season. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The gray bark and dark red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Burgundy Jewel Vine Maple is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Burgundy Jewel Vine Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Burgundy Jewel Vine Maple will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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