SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, San Diego, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Grows best in well-drained soil and will tolerate dry, poor, or sandy soil. Somewhat fissured bark. Very hardy. Known to tolerate air pollution.
Native to Europe and Western Asia.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Additional Common Names
HEDGE MAPLE, FIELD MAPLE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 25 - 35 feet.
Width: 25 - 35 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Dark Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Chartreuse. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Samara, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Striking, Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer campestre Tree Record." 1995-2020. Oct 27, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-campestre >