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  • Eventual height: 8m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Acer campestre

field maple - 60-80cm tall (2 years old bare root hedging)

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25 plants - 60-80cm £39.99 £23.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The bare root plants are only available to buy and plant when dormant. (November-March)

    To find out more about how to plant a hedge,click here

    This fast growing native makes a wonderful dense, deciduous hedge and is quite tolerant of coastal conditions and cold, exposed sites. In spring the emerging deeply lobed foliage is flushed with red, but it gradually turns a lush, mid green and stays that colour throughout summer. It then takes on buttery yellow tones as the temperatures start to drop again in autumn. Small greenish-yellow flowers appear in spring, which are hardly noticeable, but the subsequent, winged fruits are quite attractive. Plant at 45cm intervals.

    These are sent out as bare root whips and should be planted out as soon as possible.

  • Garden care: Cut back in winter when the plants are fully dormant as Acers tend to 'bleed' sap if cut while they are actively growing.
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