Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems


Details
A. campestre is a medium-sized deciduous tree with a compact bushy crown. Leaves with 5 blunt lobes, turning yellow or red in the autumn. Flowers small, green, forming typical winged maple fruits


Plant range
Europe, W Asia

Hardiness
H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

Aspect
South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

Exposure
Exposed

Moisture
Moist but well-drained

Soil
Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

pH
Neutral

Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Ultimate spread
4-8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10-20 years

How to grow
Cultivation
Grow in a fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade
Propagation
Propagate by seed in mid to late autumn or spring. Take softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care
Pruning
Pruning group 1 but prune only from late autumn to midwinter
Pests
Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Diseases
Verticillium wilt may be a problem

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Acer Campestre

£48.00Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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