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)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Lisle, Illinois

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lincoln, Nebraska

Cincinnati, Ohio

Portland, Oregon (2 reports)

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Orem, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 15, 2015, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

This European tree is usually a rounded, dense tree with dark foliage and it usually gets about 25 to 35 feet high in landscapes. It is very similar to Norway Maple; a sort of smaller Norway Maple with 3 to 5 lobed smaller leaves. In its native Europe it is often sheared into a hedge. I have only seen it planted a few times in the eastern and midwestern USA; not common at all. Some landscape architects will use it in urban and suburban landscapes, mostly formal ones.

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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

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.