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How to Grow Acer campestre Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Field Maple

Field maple

Acer campestre 'Carnival' photograph by Megan Hansen, CC.


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Acer campestre by Andreas Rockstein, CC.

Acer campestre Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Acer campestre
  • Common Name: Field maple / Feldahorn
  • Growing Zone: USA: 6 to 8
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 300 to 420
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 300 to 420
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: Green
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed in mid to late autumn or spring. Takesoftwoodcuttings in early summer
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive (Prune only in late autum to the middle of winter).
  • Pests: Aphids and horse chestnut scale are sometimes a problem
  • Diseases: Usually disease free but Verticillium wiltcan be problematic

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Clay Soil, Air Pollution
  • Best Garden Use: Firewood, Pollard, Screen, Standard, Superior hedge, Specimen, Large Garden and Street Tree
  • Genus Detail: Acer
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Closely Related Family members: Amur Maple; Box elder; Horse chestnut and Xanthoceras Plant.
  • Miscellaneous: Non-native to North America, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms



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