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Acer campestre (Field maple)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Acer campestre

Other names

Field maple

Genus

Acer Acer

Species

A. campestre - A. campestre is a moderate sized tree or bush, with dense long-lasting leaves which are pink at first, turning red and gold in autuumn.


Acer campestre is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Orange, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale , Caterpillars Aphids , Horse chestnut scale , Caterpillars

Verticillium wilt , Coral spot , Honey fungus , Tar spot Verticillium wilt , Coral spot , Honey fungus , Tar spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in late autumn to midwinter only.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed, Budding


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Where to grow

Acer campestre (Field maple) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered site in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Acer campestre

Other names

Field maple

Genus

Acer Acer

Species

A. campestre - A. campestre is a moderate sized tree or bush, with dense long-lasting leaves which are pink at first, turning red and gold in autuumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Orange, Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Horse chestnut scale , Caterpillars

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt , Coral spot , Honey fungus , Tar spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in late autumn to midwinter only.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed, Budding


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Acer campestre (Field maple) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered site in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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