Acer campestre

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  1. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Field Maple Acer campestre

    Bit surprised to see there was no thread yet for the typical species, so here's some pics.

    1, 2, 3: flowering shoots, 28 April.
    4: fruiting shoots, 16 August.
     

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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    very nice !!i have one! is very common in my country,like life pole for vitex (la vite maritata con il, loppio=acer campestre)Stradivari use the maple wood for one part of violino,the rich yellow of autumn leaves are wonderful with jm Fire glow...
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I thought I made a great discovery of these eight Acer campestre on the west side of Hillcrest Park across from Nat Bailey Stadium on Ontario at 33rd, but I see that Gerald Straley included this location in his Trees of Vancouver (UBC Press, 1992). Only this tree still has all its leaves (3rd photo is from a different individual, though).
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    The shapes of these seem quite different. The three tallest trees are A. campestre in the first photo below. The one on the left is quite rounded, then a tall and narrow one, then in the other photos, two that seem to want to be a bit of both shapes.
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    The lichens (?) seem to have taken a liking to all of them.
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This photo taken today the 24th January 2021 shows the Campestre looking very Wintery. Its not all about the leaves.
     

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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    two cultivar of this maple are very beautiful ,1) Acer campestre Pulverulentum and Acer campestre Carnival(not very stable prune necessary) another Postelense is interesting -unfortunately this cultivar aren't very popular-this maple and cultivars are easy to grown more than Acer palmatum cultivars
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    It's not surprising, Europe is their natural habitat. Here, they're often found in old live hedges like the ones bordering the slopes to the Loire when when there are "cliffs" : where I live, no more than 20 metres at the highest point ;-)
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Leaves from 3 Acer campestre, all "chance seedlings" (semis spontanés) that were brought he by the wind.

    Top-left is in the ground, as a hedge tree. I took several root-cuttings from it, the leaf in the bottom-left is a clone used as a bonsai. The other two are also chance seedlings :

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    alex66 Rising Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Two leaves look like hibryd withAcer monspessulanum
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    The only monspessulanum(s) in a hundred miles around are mine, and they've never flowered so far.

    When the leaves are cut, they leak white sap, which is typical of Acer campestre. It's not the case with monspessulanum.

    I saw messages on Facebook pages showing variants of Acer campestre, one from a hundred kilometres or so from where I live, it was exactly the same.

    Someone from Slowekia also posted photos of variants in his area (mine are a bit like the 3 ones in the top right-hand corner):

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