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ACER campestre

Commonly known as Common maple, Field maple, Hedge maple


Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
pot grown £9.50 each 

  • Deciduous - leaves, 5-15cm (2-6in) long are often rose-tinted as they unfurl and have 3 to 5 blunt lobes.
  • Yellow - yellow-green
  • 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 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 -
  • Leaf margin - Lobed - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Orbicular - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
Acers - Care Guide
Planting to avoid allergic reactions and asthma
Shrubs - Care Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
15-20m (50-65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4-8m (14-30ft)

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