Acer campestre (Field maple topiary ball)
Available sizes: From 80cm to 1.5m diameter (and everything in-between)
Root type: Available as containerised and / or wired root ball depending on the time of year
Lead time: 10 working days
Price: Contact our sales team at [email protected] for our best prices and availability.
Position: Full sun to part shade; it stands exposed sites
Soil: Any well drained but moist soil, acid or alkaline, good on clay and chalk
Rate of growth: 40-60cm per year
Height: As a tree to around 15m but may be kept compact with pruning
Spread: As a tree to around 10m but narrower with pruning
Flowers: Small yellow green flowers in mid spring
Fruit: Winged fruit in autumn
If you are looking for deciduous topiary that has a distinctly rustic and native feel, we think field maple is a brilliant – and rather unusual – choice that will impress visitors to your garden. Acer campestre is a tough, easy-to-grow plant that stands clipping and trimming well, and has high wildlife values. Shaped into balls and domes, field maple can be planted in borders to anchor softer planting through summer, and then in autumn, as its three-lobed green foliage turns to golden-yellow, it is an eye-catching feature. In winter, effects are more subtle with the branches forming an appealing transparent tracery. Field maple holds an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which is given only to the best garden plants.
For expert advice, prices and availability, please contact our helpful and friendly sales team at [email protected] or speak to us on 01753 628664, we are here to help with your next planting project.