Common everywhere, the Field Maple is useful as a medium size stand-alone tree, but is also very commonly used as part of a mixed planting within a rural style hedge.
This mix often includes Thorn, Hazel, Blackthorn and Holly, and is a commonly used mixture of Species in Rural settings for stock hedging around fields.
Opposite buds like most Maples, it also boasts ‘Winged’ corky bark in some specimins, a characteristic it shares with some species of Elm.
There is also an upright variety – Acer campestre ‘Fastigiata’ – which makes a more compact tree capable of reaching 9 Metres in height – so definitely a good candidate for a small to medium size garden.
Flowering slightly later than Norway Maple, it does so after the leaves have emerged.
Winged seeds are the result of the flowers, which are produced in abundance.
With the leaf fading from a dark green to a Buttercup Yellow in the Autumn months, the Field Maple really makes its presence known.