Treat wildlife and add structure to your garden with this Field Maple hedging. Witness a journey of colour across spring and summer as young green leaves change to an autumnal shade of golden yellow as the year progresses.
In spring, pollen-rich yellowy green flowers blossom across the hedges, just as the leaves begin to appear and show off their full five-lobed shape.
Large leaves are perfect for nesting birds, while winged fruits, loved by small garden mammals such as voles and squirrels, are produced in autumn when the green colour abandons the leaves to make way for yellows and reds.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence.
With an ability to thrive in most soil types, plant Field Maple hedges in full sun or partial shade, while avoiding full shade if possible. Eventually forming a full and satisfying hedge, this compact variety grows at a fast rate, by up to 30-60cm per year.
Don’t forget to use one of our handy bamboo cane and spiral guard sets when planting a bare root hedge. The cane will keep the bare root upright as it grows, while the spiral guard will protect the base of the plant from wildlife to achieve as thick a hedge as possible.
Supplied as a set of 25 bare root hedges, 90-120cm tall, ready for planting.