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Buy Acer campestre field maple: Robust and fast growing hedge

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    To find out more about how to plant a hedge click here



    This fast growing native makes a wonderful dense, deciduous hedge and is quite tolerant of coastal conditions and cold, exposed sites. In spring the emerging deeply lobed foliage is flushed with red, but it gradually turns a lush, mid green and stays that colour throughout summer. It then takes on buttery yellow tones as the temperatures start to drop again in autumn. Small greenish-yellow flowers appear in spring, which are hardly noticeable, but the subsequent, winged fruits are quite attractive. Plant at 45cm intervals.

    These are sent out as bare root whips and should be planted out as soon as possible.

  • Garden care: Cut back in winter when the plants are fully dormant as Acers tend to 'bleed' sap if cut while they are actively growing.

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Hedging and Osmanthus plants Dear Crocus, I am looking for two Osmanthus burkwoodii plants but notice on your website that you only offer them for sale in 2 litre size. Do you have any larger Osmanthus burkwoodii plants? I am also looking for suggestions on which plants would make a good hedge. I am looking for something hardy, able to stand the frost, evergreen, not poisonous to horses and if possible, not just green possibly red / purple or variegated, any thoughts? Also, as these plants are grown in Surrey, will they be suitable to grow in the Scottish Borders? Many thanks, Jane

Janey Mitch

Hello Jane, I'm afraid we have all the plants we sell displayed on our website so we do not sell larger sizes of the Osmanthus. As for the hedging, if you click on the link below it will take you to our full range of hedging plants. Unfortunately we do not have anything that meets all your criteria, but if you click on the smaller images it will give you a lot more information on hardiness levels (fully hardy means they can cope with the weather in Scotland) as well as leaf colour etc. Unfortunately though I do not have a list of plants which are not poisonous to horses, but your local vet may be able to help you with this. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/hedging/plcid.30/ Best regards, Helen Plant Doctor

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Is there an evergreen Acer? Could I just ask if there is an Acer that is not 'deciduous' but 'evergreen'?

Susan McGarragh

Sadly not as all Acers are deciduous.

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