Named after the famed European hedgerows and magnificent living walls it forged hundreds of years ago, this versatile low-branched AGM champion develops a small, domed close-knit habit dressed in opposite polished dark green leaves with 3 to 5 rounded lobes. Heroically tackling urban conditions, heavy clay and wind, Acer campestre’s no-nonsense deciduous mettle is more acquiescent to hot weather and dry alkaline soil than most in the genus. Though Hedge Maple responds well to clipping, it can also be grown as a large multistemmed shrub, bushy lawn specimen or handsome long-lived street tree, while offering additional enticements: winged fruit, buttery-yellow fall color, bird and pollinator support plus corky, furrowed sable-toned branches for winter interest. Fast growing. Large Band.
Size: 25' 0" – 35' 0" high x 25' 0" – 35' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
With a dignified, rounded form, dramatically flaking mahogany-colored bark that peels to expose the cinnamon hues beneath, and rich green trifoliate leaves that blaze to a brilliant red each fall, China’s Paperbark Maple is a splendid specimen for just about any place in your garden. This Maple requires well drained soil, and will tolerate sun, shade or wind, but never drought. Unparalleled for its winter beauty, Acer griseum grows slowly to its full size.
Size: 20' 0" – 30' 0" high x 15' 0" – 20' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.