Acer campestre, Hedge Maple

Size: tree, 25-35' average height at maturity

Buds: terminal may be present or absent, buds pubescent, red-brown with lighter band at top of each scale, imbricated scales

Leaves: deciduous, opposite, 2-4" wide and long, usually about 3", simple palmate leaves with 3 or 5 lobes, margins wavy or denticulate, sometimes minutely serrate, dark green, often golden yellow in fall, milky sap

Twigs: slender, glabrous, light brown

Flowers: monoecious, yellow-green, bloom in spring

Bark: sometimes corky, becoming scaly and fissured