Scientific Name: Acer campestre
Common Name: field maple, hedge maple
Family Name: Sapidinaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Shade tree, Sheared hedge, Street (boulevard tree)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Orbicular, Entire, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Yellow, Green-yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Samara, Schizocarp, Green, Brown, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, 5-10cm long x 4-9cm wide, with 3-5 rounded and entire lobes, dark green above, petioles 3-9cm long and with milky sap; flowers small, greenish, in upright small, upright pubescent clusters (usually monoecious); schizocarp 4-6cm wide, thick edge of wings at 170-180 degrees, each samara 2-3cm long x 8-10mm wide. Winter ID: twigs brown; buds dark brown; leaf scar three-lobed with one bundle scar per lobe.