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Field Maple hedge plants

Acer campestre hedging

From £2.49

Field Maple or Acer campestre hedge plants are a lovely UK native species and the UK’s only native Maple. Field Maple is known for its large lobed, mid-green foliage which turns buttery yellow in autumn just before the winged seeds release. A fast-growing hedging plant, Field Maple is popularly grown in a Native Mix, though looks equally as attractive when grown alone.

  • Best Features: Buttery yellow autumn colour, wildlife-friendly,
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m-4m high
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 40-60cm a year
  • Position: Field Maple will flourish in nearly all soils and locations, including chalky soil, partial shade, coastal sites and windy, exposed areas.
  • Also Consider: Our other varieties of Native Hedge Plants
Grouped product items
ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Field Maple 30/50cm Cell grown
Field Maple 30/50cm Cell grown

Pot Grown
Cell Grown


Min Qty 12

5 to 7






Field Maple 40/60cm 2L pot
Field Maple 40/60cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot


3 to 5






Field Maple 60/90cm 2L pot
Field Maple 60/90cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot


3 to 5






Field Maple hedge (Acer campestre) description

A lovely native and hardy plant, Acer campestre has mid-green, five-lobed foliage which is prettily tinged with red in the spring. The seeds, like little helicopters, which develop from the small green flower clusters seen in spring, are closely followed by the stunning golden-yellow of the autumnal foliage which will brighten any garden.

Best uses for Acer campestre

A fast grower, Field Maple is ideal for informal garden hedging, though it can be clipped to shape. Acer campestre is often used in Native mixes to add a splash of autumn colour and being suited to coastal and exposed sites it is a useful and versatile choice. Although deciduous, Acer campestre has fairly dense foliage and can form a good privacy screen when in full leaf. It also provides excellent shelter for local birds and wildlife through spring and summer. Interestingly, as with all other Maples, it is possible to make maple syrup from the sap!

Combine Field Maple hedging with

Try combining your Field Maple hedge with other native plants for a wildlife-friendly mix, or see our Mixed Hedging Packs for your convenience.

Growth rate of Field Maple

Field Maple is a fast grower and will achieve 40-60cm a year and is ideal for heights of 1-4m.

Care advice for Acer campestre hedges

Acer campestre is a tough hedging plant. It simply needs a light trim of the branch structure every winter until it's mature. Once it is fully mature, a light trim at any time is sufficient. Please view the best4hedging care and planting instructions in our Advice section.

Recommended planting density for Field Maple hedges

For information on suggested planting density for your Acer campestre plants, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Our Field Maple hedging plants are available year-round as pot grown and cell grown plants. Bare root Field Maple is available from November - mid/late May, using cold stored plants towards the end of the season.

The bulk of our Field Maple is UK grown by our experts who have years of nursery growing expertise. Occasionally, we source Acer campestre from outside of the UK. In this instance we make certain our suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we strive to make certain that your Acer campestre plants are delivered in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, whilst protecting our remarkable prices. Rest assured, you can buy Field Maple Hedges from best4hedging with complete confidence.

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Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland. Please note, we are unable to deliver to N.I. and the Republic of Ireland.   (Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

all costs & min.order

min. order
free delivery



pot grown
& topiary




planting essentials

standard box delivery


bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

(min qty 12)


ornamental & fruit trees

all tools, irrigation, canes & mulch matting

tall box delivery


bare roots 1.2m+







pallet delivery




pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



pleached trees delivery







All pleached trees



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