Field Maple – Acer campestre

$3.05

Low branching with beautiful buttercup yellow leaves in autumn makes for an amazing hedge or bonsai

The Field Maple is considered as one of the easiest bonsai trees to grow and is suitable for most bonsai styles. Its prized for its leaves which have an attractive shape and turn from a bright green in summer to bright buttercup yellow in the autumn.  

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The Field Maple is considered as one of the easiest bonsai trees to grow and is suitable for most bonsai styles. Its prized for its leaves which have an attractive shape and turn from a bright green in summer to bright buttercup yellow in the autumn.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Any

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

This tree is also known as the Hedge Maple and as the name suggests, its foliage forms densely on the tree and responds very well to hard pruning. Growing to about 8m in the wild, it can be kept to a much lower height with pruning making it an ideal shade tree or pot plant for the patio.

Propagation

Unlike some of the other maples, this species will tolerate full sun well and is quite drought tolerant once established. It can be grown in sandy or clay soils as well as alkaline and acidic soils.

Common Name:Field Maple
Scientific Name:Acer campestre
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 30
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:10-15m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

This tree is also known as the Hedge Maple and as the name suggests, its foliage forms densely on the tree and responds very well to hard pruning. Growing to about 8m in the wild, it can be kept to a much lower height with pruning making it an ideal shade tree or pot plant for the patio.

Propagation

Unlike some of the other maples, this species will tolerate full sun well and is quite drought tolerant once established. It can be grown in sandy or clay soils as well as alkaline and acidic soils.

Product Details
Common Name:Field Maple
Scientific Name:Acer campestre
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 30
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:10-15m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants