|Acer campestre is a rounded, dense maple tree, usually 25 to 35 feet tall, occasionally 70 to 75 feet. It is often branched to the ground, making grass growth difficult but it can be limbed up. Gray-black bark is lightly ridged. Foliage is a deep green in summer, with yellow fall color, inconspicuous flowers. Prefers rich, well drained soil, but is very adaptable, tolerating dry, high pH soils, pollution and full sun to light shade. Not seriously bothered by pests. It is a useful specimen tree or can be pruned into a hedge. Native to Europe, Near East and Africa. Several cultivars available.