Trees by Feature

Trees with 'Keys'

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Acer campestre
Acer capillipes
Acer cappadocicum
Acer carpinifolium
Acer circinatum
Acer cissiofolium
Acer crataegifolium
Acer davidii
Acer davidii 'George Forrest'
Acer distylum
Acer forrestii
Acer ginnala
Acer glabrum
Acer grandidentatum
Acer griseum
Acer grosseri var. hersii
Acer heldreichii
Acer hyrcanum
Acer japonicum
Acer leucoderme
Acer macrophyllum
Acer miyabei
Acer monspessulanum
Acer negundo
Acer nigrum
Acer nikoense
Acer opalus
Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'
Acer pensylvanicum
Acer platanoides
Acer pseudoplatanus
Acer rufinerve
Acer saccharum
Acer sempervirens
Acer spicatum
Acer tataricum
Acer velutinum Boiss. var. vanvolxemii
Acer x zoeschense

Acer campestre (Field Maple)

Acer campestre

Also known as: Hedge Maple

Native: Europe, including Britain

Location: Often found in hedges.

Foliage

Leaves turn golden yellow to red in autumn. Field Maple hybridizes with the Montpelier Maple (Acer monspessulanum) and Cretan Maple (Acer sempervirens) in south Europe, where confusion may arise over identification. A milky sap exuded from the leaves distinguishes the Field Maple.

Uses

Rarely produces timber-sized trees and so usually used for turning or carving. Used in middle ages for musical instruments. Satisfactory for firewood.

Flowers

Acer campestre

Flowers are hermaphrodite clustered in upright heads of 10 or so, appearing in late April or early May and developing into the hanging fruits

Fruits

Acer campestre