Acer campestre is a useful small to medium sized tree which is native to England.
Interestingly in the Middle ages it was used for making musical instruments. It has gnarly bark which develops as it matures and in the autumn, the leaves turn yellow, orange and golden brown.
Acer campestre is tolerant of most soil types, although it does do best in rich, well drained soils. As with many of the native trees, it is a tough contender and will tolerate drought, air pollution and soil compaction.
The Field Maple, Acer campestre, is widely used throughout the UK as a hedgerow plant and as such will tolerate regular pruning during the winter period to keep it in shape. It has good ecological qualities making it useful to wildlife.
Barcham produce a number of other cultivars of the Field Maple which are more regular in crown shape such as Acer campestre Elsrijk, Queen Elizabeth and Louisa Redshine which should be selected if you are looking for uniformity in your project with little maintenance.
This tree is extremely versatile; it makes a nice rounded tree for parklands, but can also be a welcome addition to suburban gardens. If you are looking for a native, medium sized tree, with a little more in the way of ornamental qualities, check out the Acer campestre Louisa Redshine.
Mature height 7-12m
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
Get a quote for delivery for your county here.
Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.