Acer campestre Nanum
(syn. A. campestre Compactum, Globosum) Aceraceae
Dwarf- Hedge, Field or Common Maple A-ser kam-PES-tree
- Deciduous shrub/small tree, dense, rounded shape, slow growing to 6 ft (1.8 m) tall by 8 ft (2.4 m) wide, densely branched. Leaves 3-5 lobed, smaller than species type, olive-green, fall color a fine yellow.
- Sun or medium shade. Used for small gardens, low hedges, containers, or bonsai.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Originally described in 1839; in 1943 Arnold Arboretum distributed stock to 5 nurseries. Sometimes grafted to a standard (Jacobson, 1996).