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Maple, Field

Acer campestre

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  • £2.39
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Tr 60-90cm
Tr 125-150cm
Cg 20-60cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Tr = Bare Root Transplant, Pg = Pot Grown, Cg = Cell Grown

    All prices include VAT at 20%.

Fast growing, native, deciduous plant with young deeply lobed foliage tinged red, turning to dark green above and paler and downy beneath, then yellow in autumn. Small greenish-yellow upright clusters of flowers in spring followed by winged seeds in autumn. Makes an excellent dense hedge. Any well drained but moist soil. See our trees section for Maple, Silver-variegated.

HEDGE Trim in winter. For hedges 1.2 - 4.6m (4 - 15ft). Plant 45cm (1.5ft) apart.

TREE 6 x 3.7m (20 x 12ft) in 20 years, ultimate height 24m (80ft).

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Maple, Field is available as:

Tr = Bare Root Transplant
Pg = Pot Grown
Cg = Cell Grown

Bare-Root Plants (Transplants)

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Transplanted plants have been lifted from the ground and replanted. This encourages a better fibrous root system and makes the plant stronger and bushier.

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.

Cell Grown Plants

These plants are grown in small polythene pots (or cells) and can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown and Cell Grown are generally available all year. Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Maple, Field in a single row 45cm/18ins apart.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Plant Sizes for Hedging

We do not recommend the following size for hedging as these taller plants are likely to have dropped their bottom branches creating a gap at the base of the hedge:

  • Bare Root Transplant, 125-150cm (4-5ft)

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Maple, Field: Cut back by about one third the leading and long side shoots and repeat during the second winter.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
      Suitable for Costal Areas
      Suitable for Dry Shade
      Suitable for Windy Sites
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      1.2-4.6m (4-15ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      24m (80ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      30-60cm (1-2ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Bare Root Transplant, 125-150cm (4-5ft)
      Bare Root Transplant, 60-90cm (2-3ft)
      Pot Grown, 2-3 Litre Pot
      10 Cell Grown Plants, 20-60cm (8-24ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown
      Cell Grown
      Bare Root