Acer campestre L.

Hedge Maple

Small, broad-crowned, deciduous tree to about 10 m tall, occasionally a shrub, often with corky, fissured bark. Leaves palmate, divided to about the middle with 3(-5) lobes, the central lobe often also 3-parted, lower surface downy and somewhat waxyblue; yellow in autumn. Leaf stalk with milky sap. Flowers in upright clusters. Fruits with wings spread horizontally, 2.5-3 cm long tip to tip.

Europe, Asia Minor.

Leaves mostly with 3 blunt lobes cut about halfway to the midrib and sometimes with additional lobes.

ACT: Yarralumla (Westbourne Woods). VIC: Ballarat (Bot. Gds); Creswick (Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Nsy); Footscray (Park); Kew (Methodist Ladies' College, drive); Mt Macedon (park on RHS road approaching mountain from highway).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Aceraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Acer campestre 'Pulverulentum'

Small, wide-spreading tree to 4 m tall with white-speckled leaves. Often reverting to typical form. Origin unknown, but distributed from Muskau Arboretum in the then e Germany.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Sapindaceae
genus        Acer L.