Field Maple ‘fastigiata’

Field maple (Acer campestre) is a deciduous tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. It’s known for its distinctive five-lobed leaves and winged seeds.

The Appearance

A small to medium-sized deciduous tree with a rounded crown and lobed, dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. It produces small, yellow-green flowers.


The Produce

In spring, field maples produce small, inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in dense clusters called corymbs. The fruit of Acer campestre is an paired samara, each containing a single seed.


The Flowers

Produces small, yellow-green flowers in spring, followed by winged seeds.


The Leaves

They are green in colour and turn yellow in the fall.


The Bark

The bark is gray and becomes more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in woodlands, hedgerows, and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The leaves and seeds offer food and shelter.


The Culture

Valued for its timber and ornamental foliage. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Field Maple is known for its vibrant autumn colors and its use in traditional hedgerows in Europe.

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