Field maple are generally undemanding and will grow in most soil types. Just avoid clay and wet ground.


Field maple takes well to sun and shade positioning. However, long periods of heavy shade are best avoided.

Annual Growth Rate

Field maple will put on 25-40cm growth per annum, more in favourable conditions.


Field maple have a preference for alkaline, chalky substrates but will grow in slightly acidic through to alkaline pH soils.

Root Structure

Field maple root system is slow-growing and clump forming. The roots are not sensitive.


Field maple root system is slow-growing and clump forming. The roots are not sensitive.

Annual Pruning

Field maple take very well to being pruned and are often used to create hedges or topiary specimens. Avoid cutting in the spring.


The field maple is a attractive tree that can be easily grown and maintained in most situations.

The Field maple produces an oval crown shape as it ages. In maturity it can achieve up to 15m tall with a spread of 8-12metres wide.

The foliage has a reddish appearance when the leaves unfurl but quickly turn dark green. They are typical acer leaf in shape, usually five-lobed. The autumn colour during October is truly spectacular, bright yellow to orange.

The fruits are paired, single-seed winged nutlets, ripening from August to September.

The Field maple has good shade tolerance and takes very well to cutting. Topiary specimens and hedges are easily achievable by the skilled gardener.

Price & Availability


Spring - Summer

Mature Tree


60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree


18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree


10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

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