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Acer campestre

For sale by Grahame Oakey, Acorn Trees and Shrubs

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Many more rare/choice conifers and broad leaves, send message for full list. Prices are ex vat, ex nursery. Generally, 50% surcharge ex vat for orders under £250 ex vat. I currently have many broadleaves(large and small) to dispose of at little more than cost.

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180cm × 40cm
250cm × 60cm
300cm × 65cm
350cm × 75cm

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Common names

Hedge maple, Field maple, Common maple, Maple


Acer campestre (Hedge maple). The leaves on this species are small, and dull green in the summer and then turn bright yellow in the autumn, out-shining many other UK native trees in colour at this time of year.


It will tolerate dry, poor sandy soils.

Interest and use

It is very useful as a pest-free hedge, for banks or a small, street tree. Grow for autumn colour.

The Field Maple was the favoured wood for medieval instrument makers and to make the drinking bowls called 'mazers'. Saxon harps were once made of Maple wood, as was made apparent from the famous discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, UK.

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Acer campestre | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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    rare/choice conifers and some broadleaves too. Long needle pine and pinus parviflora specialist. Youngsters to specimen sizes- probably the most diverse collection of conifers for sale in the UK with many species & cultivars that I am sole UK supplier of- visit for the full stock list and picture file.

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