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Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' Tree

Field Maple Tree
  • From £215.99 (inc VAT)
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Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' has the advantage of a more uniform, oval to conical shaped crown than the Field maple tree it was cultivated from. The leaves of 'Elsrijk' are a classic, maple shape with their defined lobes. The young leaves start off a bright green with red edging, maturing to a mid-green. In autumn, the tree really delivers impact when the leaves turn a glorious golden yellow-orange colour.

This Field maple reaches a statuesque 9 metre height in 20 years. This deciduous tree is hardy and although it prefers well-drained, rich soil, it can tolerate drought, air pollution and soil compaction.

  • Common name: Field maple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 9 x 5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Lobed green leaves turn golden yellow in autumn
  • Soil: Prefers well-drained, rich soil, but will tolerate most soil types and even drought and soil compaction

Planting Advice for Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' Trees

Our pot grown Field Maple 'Elsrijk' trees can be planted at any time of the year. Prepare your planting site by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and roughly 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost. Fill in the hole and firm around gently, without banking soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend installing a staking kit. For single stakes, knock the stake in at an angle and use a buckle tie with a spacer to prevent chaffing. For more advice, visit the help section.

Aftercare Advice for Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' Trees

If you’re planting Field Maple 'Elsrijk' in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. 'Elsrijk' is drought-tolerant once established, but until then, keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons and if your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard. Our complete planting kits contain an irrigation system, weed suppressing mulch mat and rabbit guard, as well as the rootgrow and staking kits mentioned above.

Pruning Advice for Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' Trees

Field Maple 'Elsrijk' trees do not require a lot of pruning, simply remove any damaged, diseased or awkwardly placed branches when the tree is in leaf or just after leaf fall. Doing so at this time prevents bleeding, which although not detrimental, can look unsightly.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' Price £215.99 (inc VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot £215.99 (inc VAT)
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Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 55L pot Acer campestre 'Elsrijk' Price £239.99 (inc VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 55L pot £239.99 (inc VAT)
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