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Acer campestre

Acer campestre (Hedge Maple -- clump)
Hedge Maple -- clump

Handsome dark green leaves change or yellow in fall. This is an excellent small lawn tree or street tree. It can be pruned into a hedge.

A medium-sized deciduous tree reaching 15-25 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter, with finely fissured, often somewhat corky bark. The shoots are brown, with dark brown winter buds. The leaves are in opposite pairs, 5-16 cm long (including the 3-9 cm petiole) and 5–10 cm broad, with five blunt, rounded lobes with a smooth margin. Usually monoecious, the flowers are produced in spring at the same time as the leaves open, yellow-green, in erect clusters 4-6 cm across, and are insect pollinated. The fruit is a samara with two winged seeds aligned at 180º, each seed 8-10 mm wide, flat, with a

Growing Tips
Transplants easily and is extremely adapatable. Tolerates dry, alkaline soil and air pollution. Withstands severe pruning.


Height
25-35 Feet

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Spread
25-35 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone
5-8

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Specimen
Border
Exposure
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Sun Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
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