Acer campestre (Field Maple)
|Price £ each (ex. VAT)|
Bareroot from November to April
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A picturesque and attractive medium-sized native tree. Field Maple is relatively quick growing and deciduous, losing leaves in the winter. Frequently used in rustic country hedges as a companion to Hawthorn and other hedgerow species. Can also be planted as an interesting specimen tree and commonly seen within native woodlands throughout the UK. This tree is good for coppicing and can be used for wood-turning and carving.
Site and soil
Field Maple is a resilient, tough plant doing well on most sites, except waterlogged soils. Especially good on chalky soils. Tolerant of shade and frost.
Height and spread
After 10 years: 8m x 3m
After 20 years: 20m x 6m
Leaf and bark
Field Maple has a palmate 5 lobed leaf which is pinkish or red in spring, then green, before turning bright golden-yellow in autumn. Field Maple is deciduous and looses its leaves in winter. The bark is pale to dark grey brown with narrow fissures and a cork like texture
Flower, seed and fruit
The yellow to green flowers appear in May in upright clusters. The fruit appears as double keys with the ‘wings’ almost horizontal.
Field Maple is commonly used in hedges, as a coppiced shrub or individual tree. The timber can be used for wood-turning and carving.
Field maple supports a wide range of insects.
Field Maple hedges should be pruned in winter to stimulate thicker growth during the following growing season. Individual plants can be coppiced from November to February.