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Hedge Maple

A deciduous, upright, round-headed dense tree. Native to Europe, western Asia.

Scientific Name:
Acer campestre
Mature Height:
20' - 30'
Mature Spread:
20' - 25'
Leaves:
Palmate, 3 - 5 lobes, 2 - 4" across and as long. Dark green with yellowish green or clear yellow fall color.
Flowers:
Inconspicuous.
Fruit:
Winged lobed seeds (samaras) 2" long & 1/3 -1/2" wide.
Root System:
No large surface roots.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate.
Cultural Notes:
Tolerates many soils.
Sacramento Specimen:
Hereford House, 2633 Riverside Blvd.
East Lawn Memorial Park, 43rd & Folsom Blvd.

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 6 feet
  • from an air conditioner: 6 feet
  • from a fence: 6 feet
  • from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): 6 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 20 feet
  • from a swimming pool: 12 feet
  • from a septic system: 20 feet
  • between trees*: 18 feet

* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half. Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.