Acer campestre

Hedge Maple

So named due to its common use as a hedge, especially in English hedgerows, the Hedge Maple is a fantastic choice for a backyard border or wall. It is a relatively low-maintenance tree that grows especially well in direct sun or sun-dappled locations.

There are a number of immediate benefits to choosing the Hedge Maple for your next hedge:

  • Makes a uniquely attractive hedge with pruning
  • Turns a lovely yellow in the autumn
  • Large leaves make suitable for a windbreak or screen
  • Grows easily in moist, well-drained soil

The Hedge Maple, or Field Maple, can be found around Europe, the British Isles, southwest Asia and north Africa.

As a dense low-branched tree, or large multi-stemmed shrub, the Hedge Maple makes an ideal deciduous hedge.

As with other maple species, it turns vibrant colors every autumn and can attract birds in the spring.

Tolerant of pollution, the Hedge Maple is able to excel in both urban and rural environments alike.

The tree is adaptable to different soils, including those relatively heavy with clay.


Deer Resistance: YES
Your Hardiness Zone:
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Sunset Heat Zones: 2 - 9 and 14 - 17
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Watering Requirements: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate, up to 1’ per year
Mature Size: Up to 12’ height and 4’ width
Sun/Shade: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Pest/Disease Issues: No major pest or disease issues. Leaf spots, tar spot, verticillium wilt, canker and root rots may occur. Potential insect pests include aphids, scale, borers and caterpillars. Mites may appear.