Bareroot Field Maple Hedge Plants

General Info RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Alkaline/Chalky
Type Hedging, Native
Ornamental Autumn Colour
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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
150/175 cm Bareroot Out of Stock - Not Available this Season £7.80Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£6.24Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£5.46Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£5.06Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£4.68
40/60 cm Bareroot Out of Stock - Not Available this Season £1.98Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£1.58Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£1.39Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£1.28Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£1.19
60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock - Not Available this Season £2.28Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£1.82Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£1.60Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£1.49Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£1.37
90/120 cm Bareroot Out of Stock - Not Available this Season £3.72Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£2.98Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£2.60Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£2.42Out of Stock - Not Available this Season£2.23
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

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Acer Campestre Hedging Plants

These seedling Field Maple trees are intended for use as hedge plants. This medium sized native tree is a classic component of a mixed country hedge, suitable for almost any soil and location. The common or field maple is a fast growing plant that responds well to hard pruning. This makes it ideal for country hedges, which are often trimmed roughly with large strimmers. It also makes a beautiful ornamental tree, with a round canopy of twiggy branches that is useful for screening and windbreaks. Field maple has cork-like ridges on its young stems and it is often planted on the edge of woodland. The small yellow-green flowers aren't really visible amongst the new spring leaves but they are great for bees. The flowers mature into winged seeds. It grows almost anywhere and thrives in both chalk and heavy clay. Field maple leaves in autumn are a clear, warm golden-yellow.

Field Maple will reach about 15-25 metres if it grows freely as a tree. The plants on this page are young saplings, ideal for planting as hedging or in woodland projects. You can also buy larger Field Maple trees here. View our selection of native hedging or see our full range of hedging plants.

Field Maple hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).

Spacing a Field Maple hedge:

Plant Field Maple hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart. You can also plant Field Maple at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, with 33 cms between each plant along the row and 40cms between the rows.

History & uses of Acer campestre:

Field maple trees aren't big enough to provide much useful timber for large objects, but the wood is strong, flexible and polishes beautifully. It is used for things like wooden bowls, decorative elements of furniture and other ornamental household items. The wood burns very well after a few months of seasoning and maple trees can be coppiced to provide fuel. 

Other names include common elder, dog oak, and maser tree.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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