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Acer Campestre


Common Name(s):

  • Field Maple
  • Maple
SKU: 2aff1df4b320 Categories: ,
RHS Award of Garden Merit


A medium-sized, deciduous, native tree with a compact and bushy crown. Leaves with 5 blunt lobes, turning yellow or red in the autumn. Flowers are small and green, forming typical winged maple fruits. The 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.

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: medium

Flowering Period: spring

Time to maturity: 10-20 years

Habit / Shape: rounded

Flower colour: green yellow

Weather exposure: happy anywhere

Foliage colour:

  • green
  • red
  • yellow

Season of Interest:

  • spring
  • autumn

Soil Moisture: moist but well-drained soil

Bark colour: grey-brown bark

Soil Type:

  • chalk
  • clay
  • I don't have a clue
  • loam
  • sand


  • full sun
  • partial shade


  • happy anywhere

Tree features: UK native

Possible pests, diseases, problems:

  • horse chestnut scale
  • aphids
  • verticillium wilt


  • Birthday
  • Christening
  • Retirement
  • wedding

Common Name(s):

  • Maple
  • Field Maple

  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually