Field Maple

  • Acer campestre to scale at Barcham Trees

    A row of 12-14cm girth Acer campestre to scale

  • The bright orange and yellow autumn colour of Acer campestre

    The bright orange and yellow autumn colour of Acer campestre

  • A detailed view of the green summer foliage of Acer campestre (Field Maple)

    A detailed view of the green summer foliage of Acer campestre

  • Mature Acer campestre

    Mature Acer campestre

  • Acer campestre as a multi stem on the Barcham Trees nursery

    Acer campestre as a multi stem

  • Mature multi-stemmed Acer campestre

    Mature multi-stemmed Acer campestre

Acer campestre

Acer campestre to scale at Barcham Trees

A row of 12-14cm girth Acer campestre to scale

Acer campestre

Acer campestre is native to England, but not Scotland or Ireland, this small to medium tree of rounded form was widely used in the Middle Ages for making musical instruments.

In autumn acer campestre leaves turn not just clear yellow but also red and golden brown.

Field Maple thrives in rich well drained soils but does well in virtually any soil type and will readily tolerate drought, soil compaction and air pollution. This stalwart tree is a versatile, resilient and attractive species with a wide range of uses.

Field Maple also make an excellent hedgerow plant. Being native it is very ‘wildlife friendly’ and can cope well with rough pruning during the dormant season to keep the hedge to shape. Many of the clones listed are far more suitable for urban and street planting as they form crowns of more regular shape than their parent.

We stock these as either single or multi-stemmed.

Mature heights and crown spread can vary depending on environmental conditions

Mature height: 10-15m

Mature spread: 4-8m