Acer campestreAcer campestre

  • BOTANICAL NAME:  Acer campestre
  • PRONUNCIATION:  A-ser  kam-PES-tre
  • COMMON NAME:  Hedge Maple
  • FAMILY:  Aceraceae
  • NATIVITY:  Europe and western Asia
  • GROWTH HABIT:  Dense, rounded, low branched; 25'-50' tall x 25'-35' wide. Slow growth rate.
  • HARDINESS:  Zone 4-8
  • CULTURE:  Full-sun to light shade, prefers rich, well-drained soil; tolerates drought and compaction.
  • LANDSCAPE USE:  Adaptable to heavy pruning; often used as a hedge in Europe.  Good small tree.  Good choice for dry, alkaline sites.
  • FOLIAGE:  Opposite, simple, 2"-4" long, 3-5 lobes.  White milky sap exudes from broken petioleFall color is yellow.
  • BUDS: Gray-brown, 1/8" long.
  • BARK:  Corky, fissured.
  • FRUIT:  Samara, 1" - 1 1/2" long, wings spreading horizontally.
  • PROPAGATION:  Seed requires specific warm/cold treatment.
  • PESTS:  None serious.
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