Acer campestre ‘Elsrijk’ Maple

Description: Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' is a Dutch form of the traditional Field Maple (Acer campestre) but with a more dense crown and a more upright shape. Usually used for street trees. The leaves are smaller than campestre, heart shaped and turn a lovely yellow in the autumn. Fairly tolerant to mildew.

History: Introduced in 1953.

Acer campestre Growing Tips: Grows on chalk and quite acid soil, also on waterlogged sites. They thrive in sun but with partial shade in an open spaced area. Prune hard in the winter to increase leaf size for a more dramatic effect.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • Chalk tolerant

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