Acer Campestre – Field Maple Bare Root Tree

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Bare Root Tree 70-80cm in Height - UK Trees Bare-Rooted - Ornamental Tree

  • A medium-sized deciduous tree with a compact bushy crown. Leaves with 5 blunt lobes, turning yellow or red in the autumn. Flowers small, green, forming typical winged maple fruits.
  • Acer Campestre is hardy throughout the UK and is one of the best to grow in exposed windy locations. It is often the first seed to establish itself on ploughed farmlands.
  • Acer Campestre is entirely self-sufficient once established and tolerant of any soil conditions. Your multi-stem sycamore will arrive as bare root trees ready for immediate planting, and in the first few years it will require regular watering in dry spells. A thick layer of well-rotted mulch around the base will enable it to develop strong roots.
  • Acer Campestre, commonly known as the Field Maple tree, is a well-loved sight in the British countryside with its distinctive five pointed leaves.
  • You will receive an Acer Campestre - bare-root 70-80cm height.

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  • Eventual Height

    Can grow up to 4 m in the right conditions.

  • Pot Size

    11 cm

  • Season of Interest

    Flowering: spring - summer

  • Light Required

    Partial shade

  • Watering

    Moderate watering

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Very hardy plant (-20C). Grows better in a sheltered position in full sun to partial shade and in moist, well-draining soil that is on the acidic side.

Where to find field maple

The UK’s only native maple, it is found growing in woods, scrub and hedgerows, and on chalk lowland. It is widely planted in gardens and parks due to its compact habit, tolerance of pollution and rich autumn colours.

Uses of field maple

Field maple produces the hardest, highest-density timber of all European maples. It is a warm, creamy-brown colour with a silky shine. Traditional uses include wood-turning and carving. Its wood is also popular for making musical instruments, particularly harps.

Did you know?

As with all maple trees, the sap of the field maple can be used to make maple syrup.

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