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PlantFiles: Hedge Maple, Field Maple
Acer campestre

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: campestre (kam-PES-tree) (Info)

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Malus2006 On Mar 1, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I know of at least one or a few that grows on the Univerisity of Minnesota St. Paul Campus behind the greenhouse complexes - clearly different into that its have shiny dark green leaves that is smaller in size than sugar and silver maples.
Edited: I have seen a few mature speciments on the Minnesota Arboretum.

Neutral Todd_Boland On Sep 16, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Although books say this maple can reach 40 feet, they are more commonly seen as a large bushy shrub under 15 feet. They may be pruned as a hedge, hence the common name. Fall foliage is a clear yellow. Leaves are less than 2 inches, making it a dainty species.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lincoln, Nebraska
Cincinnati, Ohio
Portland, Oregon (2 reports)
Orem, Utah

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