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Life expectancy around 350 years, max height between 10-15m, spread 5-10m, medium speed growing tree.

The field maple tree was believed to repel demons and evil spirits, an important tree in Celtic mythology.  It was a tree consecrated to Dana, the Celtic goddess of fertility.

The field maple is associated with love and matters of the heart.  Sitting under one and resting is supposed to ease the burdens of those weighed down with heavy responsibilities.  According to folklore, if you carry a child under a field maple or pass the youngest through the branches, they will be granted long life.

The small dark green and shiny leaves with five lobes and rounded teeth, fade to a rich golden yellow before falling in the autumn.

The flowers are hermaphrodite, meaning that both male and female reproduction parts are contained within one flower.  The flowers are small, yellow-green, cup shaped and hang in clusters.

After pollination by insects, flowers develop into large, winged fruits which are dispersed by the wind.

Field maple is attractive to aphids and their predators, including many species of ladybird, hoverfly and birds. Lots of species of moth, such as the mocha, feed on its leaves.  The flowers provide nectar and pollen sources for bees and birds, and small mammals eat the fruits.

Field Maple

  • Photos are for example only. Size,  trunk and habitat will vary.  All trees supplied are between 1.75 and 2.75m (not precise height.)  Please feel free to contact us to discuss.   

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