SelecTree: Tree Detail
POSTELENCE HEDGE MAPLE
Acer campestre 'Postelence'
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL
Utility friendly tree.
Trainable as a standard. OK near deck or patio. Used in parking lot islands and sidewalk tree pits. Known to tolerate air pollution.
Native to Europe and Western Asia.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Additional Common Names
POSTELENCE HEDGE MAPLE, YELLOW HEDGE MAPLE
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 8 - 10 feet.
Width: 8 - 10 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmate, Yellow, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Green Winged Seed, Medium to Large (0.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Gray to Light Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Verticillium and Tar Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, and Birds.
Special Uses & Values
Buffer Strip, Screen.
Bonsai or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer campestre 'Postelence' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 24, 2018.
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