Acer campestre – Field Maple (central Europe)
Habit: Medium-size tree or shrub, 3-15 m tall; (5) 8-12 m wide; broadly conical or ovoid to round, moderately growing, 25-40 cm a year; some solitaries have lower branches that hang down low.
Leaves: Usually five-lobed; dark green, autumn colours in October, bright yellow, seldom orange.
Roots: Intense cordate roots; not sensitive, slow-growing.
Demands: Very adaptable, almost anywhere; avoids dark shade; good for urban areas, very wind resistant.
Soil: Avoid damp, very acidic or clay soil; tolerates salt somewhat.
Note: Takes very well to cutting, suitable for hedge walls and topiary.
Hardiness: Zone 5a