Acer campestre at Thompson's Park

Acer campestre 0

Acer campestre
mid October 2015

Acer campestre 1

Acer campestre
early November 2015

Grid reference ST 16163 77066
Common name Field maple
Common name Hedge maple
Origin Europe and West Asia
Deciduous Yes
Height 12.5M October 2015
Girth 160cm October 2015
Reference 320

This tree is on the upper park, beside the path and between the two sets of steps leading to the lower park.

Acer campestre bark

Acer campestre bark
November 2015

Acer campestre foliage

Acer campestre foliage
mid October 2015

Acer campestre flower

Acer campestre flowers
mid May 2016

General tree description

Acer campestre is a medium sized tree, usually less than 18 metres in height with a densely twiggy, irregular shape. Its bark is pale brown, becoming darker and finely cracked with age. The leaves are small, up to 10cm wide, and very dark and shiny. They have five or three lobes with a small number of big rounded teeth. As the leaves emerge, flowers appear in yellow-green clusters, initially erect but drooping as they develop into bunches of wide-winged keys. The autumn foliage is yellow and red, as the leaves turn a rich yellow and the winged seeds turn crimson.