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Hedge Maple
Catalogue A# 0099-018 Z38
GPS 45D 43' 46" N / 108D 37' 24" W

Acer campestre

Family: Aceraceae

Origin: Europe, Near East, Africa

Common name: Hedge Maple

Location: West of Wolf building just before Wolverine Junction

Number in accession: (8) original (4) existing

Curator's note: Varying degrees of shapes and sizes

​This 15 inch Maple provides overall benefits of: $122 every year

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Size Range: Medium tree (25-40 feet)
Mature Height: 25-35 feet
Mature Width: 25-35 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Alkaline soil, Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Prefers
        Salt Spray: Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Planting Considerations: Aggressive, Commonly planted
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Round
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Birds, Insect pollinators, Small mammal


Hedge maples have invasive traits that enable them to spread aggressively. While these trees have demonstrated invasive traits, there is insufficient supporting research to declare them so pervasive that they cannot be recommended for any planting sites. Review of risks should be undertaken before selecting these trees for planting sites. Hedge maple is a broad-rounded tree that is useful as a specimen or, in groups, as a hedge. It can tolerate part shade, especially when young, and prefers moist, well-drained soil. It is relatively salt-tolerant, so it can be used near sidewalks and driveways. The leaves turn greenish yellow in fall.

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