Field Maple

Acer campestre

Common Maple, Dog Oak, Hedge Maple, Master Tree, Common Elder

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A hardy medium sized deciduous tree or bush, with a compact but busy crown. It's leaves have 5 blunt lobes which are pink at first then turn red and gold in autumn. Producing winged maple fruits from small green flowers, it will grow in most situations.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in early summer.

Special features

Autumn colour

Hedge plant

Wind break

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

A low maintenance tree frequently grown as hedging in coastal settings and informal gardens

Personality

Family

Sapindaceae

Flower colour

Green

Scent

None

Problems

Horse chestnut scale and Verticillium wilt may be a problems

Related Problems

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