Acer campestre

Field Maple

This native tree is not just from the British Isles, but distributed all over Northern Europe and even to Western Asia.

It is a deciduous tree which is classified as small to medium in size, mostly below 18m.  It has a very unusual bark and a bright yellow autumn colour. A great native tree to grow in the garden, it does not grow too large and responds very well to pruning.


Flowers:  N/A

Fruit:  typical winged shaped seeds.

Bark:  Very unusual, almost cork like.

Leaves:  Deciduous five lobed dark green leaves

Autumn colour:  Bright yellow.

Ultimate height:  14m

Uses:  Very easy tree to grow, makes a very good shade tree with very neat canopy.

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