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ACER campestre

Commonly known as Common maple, Field maple, Hedge maple


pot grown individually £7.50 each, 10+ £6.00 each

  • Deciduous - leaves, 5-15cm (2-6in) long are often rose-tinted as they unfurl and have 3 to 5 blunt lobes.
  • Height - 15-20m (50-65ft)
  • Spread - 4-8m (14-30ft)
  • Tree - smooth, pale greyish trunk is initially smooth before developing shallow fissures. Produces upright clusters of insignificant yellow-green flowers. Winged seeds develop in pairs.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - the native maple. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Makes excellent clipped hedge. Use leaves to wrap apples for storage to help preserve them.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, mites, scale insects, caterpillars, Verticillium wilt, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - UK, Europe, North Africa
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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15-20m (50-65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4-8m (14-30ft)
 

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