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Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple

Acer campestre 'Queen Elizabeth'

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Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple (Acer campestre 'Queen Elizabeth') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple

Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple

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Height:  35 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  Field Maple

Description:

Tolerant of a wide range of conditions like the species, but more spire-like with uniform ascending branches; a good strong accent tree, especially for formal landscapes

Ornamental Features

Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Queen Elizabeth Hedge Maple will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Windbreak 
Applications
Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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