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Acer Campestre Field Maple

Acer Campestre (the Field Maple also the Hedge Maple) is shown here in its full autumn glory. A European and British native, Acer Camprestre is famously one of the types of wood used by Stradivarius when making his violins and violas back in the late 17th and 18th centuries. In the 21st Century garden, this is a slow growing tree that won't get overly large and is attractive to pollinators and wildlife. 
Plant with other UK natives such as Quercus Ilex (Holm Oak) or Taxus Baccata (native yew) to create a backdrop of constrasting foliage in terms of colours and textures. 

Acer Campestre (Field Maple or Hedge Maple), native British tree in full autumn glory


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