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vine maple

noun
1.
a maple, Acer circinatum, of the western coast of North America, often having vinelike or prostrate stems that form dense thickets.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
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  • Maybe the holly supplants a western yew, or a red-flowering currant, or a vine maple.
  • Note use of vine maple as a native ornamental plant that benefits stream ecology.
  • In autumn, vibrant red vine maple highlights the landscape.
  • vine maple can be trained and pruned into tree form.
  • vine maple and many other shrubs compete vigorously for space and light on these avalanche paths.
  • Trailside shoulders have been replanted with native plants such as salal, sword fern, and vine maple.

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