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Acer campestre
Acer campestre Carnival
Carnival has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Carnival is an attractive form of the Field Maple, featuring variegated leaves with cream-white margins and light pink growing tips. In spring, from a distance, you could almost mistake it for a white-blossom cherry tree, such as the extent of the white variegation.

In good conditions in the UK it will become a small tree of up to 5m - or a large bush in less favourable conditions - making it a good choice if you are looking for a Field Maple for a smaller garden. It is also suitable for planting in parks and community spaces.

This is also a good tree to plant if you want to help your local bees - the dull green / yellow flowers are not particularly attractive, but produce large quantities of nectar and are sought-after by bees.

Carnival maple trees for sale

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    How to grow

    Carnival benefits from hard pruning in winter, this will increase the size and colour of the leaves.

    Like most Field Maples, Carnival is a versatile tree and will tolerate both acidic or alkaline (chalky) soils, and also soils prone to flooding over winter.

    Carnival characteristics

    • Gardening skillBeginner
    • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 2012
    • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plantAttractive foliageVariegated foliage
    • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
    • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • SunlightTolerates shadePrefers full sun
    • PruningPrune hard
    • Leaf colourWhite-green variegated
    • Country of originNetherlands
    • Annual cycleDeciduous