Acer campestre is a deciduous tree with a compact bushy crown. Also known as Field Maple, it is a useful small to medium sized tree, native to England
It has gnarly bark which develops as it matures. In the autumn, the 5 blunt lobes leaves turn yellow, orange and golden brown with small green flowers that form typical winged maple fruits.
This tree responds well to regular pruning and makes a fine pleached tree.
Acer campestre is tolerant of most soil types, although it does do best in rich, well drained soils. As with many of the native trees, it is a tough contender and will tolerate drought, air pollution and soil compaction.
We also have Acer campestre Elsrijk available which has more regular oval shape.