Field maple

Acer campestre

Origin: native

Type: deciduous

Height: up to 20m high

Winter buds: reddish brown with white scale edges, arranged in opposite pairs, sometimes stalked.

Leaves: simple, opposite, with 3 or 5 lobes, dark green and shiny.

Flowers: male and female upright yellowish green clusters appear with the leaves.

Fruit: green to crimson winged fruits hang in pairs. Wings are horizontal.

Distribution: found in woods, along hedgerows and planted for its autumn colour.

Not to be confused with

Not to be confused with - Sycamore


Part of the same genus these two species are easily confused. Sycamore's have a narrower angled seed than field maples.