Acer Campestre Field Maple Hedging Plants
Acer Campestre Field Maple Bare Root Hedging Plants 60-100 cm
The Field Maple (Acer Campestre) is a fast growing native deciduous hedge which is used either in a mixed hedge or as a single species hedge. Small yellow flowers are produced in spring, followed by winged seeds. Field maple leaves are a clear, warm golden-yellow in autumn.
It is suitable for any soil, in particular well drained or moist. It will grow in any position, in particular exposed/windy areas, dry shade or coastal areas. It should be trimmed to shape at the beginning of winter.
It makes an excellent dense hedge and is excellent for feeding and encouraging birds in the winter.
Planting season is between November and late March while the plant is in dormant growth.
Plant 4 per metre in a staggered row (in a double row 50cm apart and the rows 30cm apart). Clipping the top leader on planting to encourage bushy growth.
Dig a reasonable hole and plant with either some rose or tree compost or any organic matter (but not fresh manure, well rotted is fine) and plant with some bone meal or fish, blood and bone as this will encourage quick root growth. Do not water once planted (unless the ground is very dry), so the plant will find it's own water (make it work for it's water, creating strong root growth)
Acer once established will grow anything between 20cm-45cm per year.
These hedging plants are 60-100cm tall and barerooted.
These are transplants not seedlings.
Free delivery is for all postcode areas in England and Wales with the exception of the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly
For all other postcodes please call for a delivery quotation 01280 848038
This hedging is available from November