Acer campestre

Field Maple
Acer campestre
Acer campestre
Acer campestre
Acer campestre
Acer campestre
Acer campestre

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. 

 

Key Facts: 

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.