The Hedge Maple is native to most of Europe (in Scotland, it is the only native maple) and has been naturalized in North America and New Zealand. It is a slow grower and has deeply fissured, cork-like bark. The leaves have five, blunt, rounded lobes. 'Postelense' is a dwarf cultivar that will reach a height of 10 feet with a similar spread at maturity. Its common name is Yellow Hedge Maple because the young foliage emerges golden yellow in spring maturing to yellow-green or green by summer. It may be grown as a hedge. It was discovered in Postel, Silesia and was introduced into commerce in 1896. It prefers sun to part shade in well-drained soil kept evenly moist and is Zone 5 hardy.
Screen/Hedge, Specimen Plant