|Acer circinatum is a large multi-stemmed shrub or tree, 10 to 20 feet tall. Very common in the Pacific Northwest. Green summer foliage gives way to yellow-orange or red fall color in early fall. Attractive small, white flowers with purple sepals followed by 1 1/2-inch long reddish winged fruits in late spring. Native habitat is moist streambanks and woods from British Columbia to northern California. In drier locations, the fall color appears even earlier.