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Hedge Maple | Plant Profile

Hedge Maple (Acer campestre) are small deciduous trees that are native to Europe and Asia. They have a rounded shape and low branches that nearly touch the ground at the base. The base can even become mulit-stemmed and grown as a shrub.

Hedge Maple prefers average fertility, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. Once established they can tolerate light drought. They are tolerant of clay soils and air pollution.

These classic maples are perfect for shade in small or large yards. They are small enough to be planted near structures. They can be sheared and pruned to create high hedges if desired.


Hedge Maple Characteristics

Hedge Maple have a circular shape that is common among maples. The broad flat leaves have 5 lobes. After flowering, samaras are dropped for propagation. Samaras are winged seed packets that are commonly referred to as "helicopters".

Hedge Maple are hardy trees that are well suited to the Pittsburgh climate. These low maintenance trees do not have life threatening disease or pest issues. Root rot is the most serious issue that occurs in poorly drained soils. Leaf spots, canker, and caterpillars may appear.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 8
25.00 - 35.00
25.00 - 35.00'
Bloom Time
April - May
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?