This is a field maple that has been bred with a neat, narrow, upright egg shaped canopy, which makes it perfect for planting on roadsides, small gardens and other places where space is limited. The spring leaves are brilliant green, deepening as the summer goes on and the autumn colour is a vibrant orangey-yellow. The winged seeds have a pink tinge. This compact form of the native Field Maple is suitable for any soil except acidic peat. It is shade tolerant and will grow in almost any location apart from right on the coast. Acer campestre Streetwise trees are expected to reach a height of about 10 metres.
History & uses of Streetwise Maple
This tree was bred by Hillier's nursery and first released for sale in 1998. It is a disease resistant alternative to Acer Queen Elizabeth, which is otherwise a very similar tree.
How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height. Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.