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Field Maple (Acer campestre L.)

Also known as hedge maple.

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Range - Expand

Introduced or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species is more widely established in the wild than reported by most authorities, including USDA, BONAP, and POWO. Our range map is tentatively based on BONAP's but we have added some additional populations. However, we may have missed some, and we have not yet rigorously reviewed records of this species in the wild across North America. Please contact us if you have additional information about this species occurring in the wild beyond its reported range on our map.


This species is sometimes planted in landscaping, where it is valued for its small maximimum size, which can minimize the need for pruning when it is planted on a small site.

Its use in North America is best avoided as this species has potential to establish in the wild and may have potential to become invasive.

The wood of this species is heavy and hard and is relatively easy to work with given its density. It is used to make musical instruments, especially violins, as well as used in flooring, furniture, turned objects, and veneer. The wood is expensive and in short supply due to a combination of slow growth and small maximum size. It tends to only be available in its native range.

Field Maple | The Wood Database (About This Site)

Acer campestre (Field Maple) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

Acer campestre | Go Botany (About This Site)

Field Maple | iNaturalist (About This Site)

Acer campestre (Hedge Maple) | Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder (About This Site)

Hedge Maple | Virginia Tech Dendrology Factsheets (About This Site)

Acer campestre | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Acer campestre L. | Plants of the World Online (POWO) (About This Site)

Acer campestre | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

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