Acer negundo

Botanical Name: Acer negundo

Phonetic: Aye-ser neh-GOON-Doe

Common Name(s): Box Elder, Box elder maple

Family: Sapindaceae/Aceraceae (formerly)
Origin: United States, Canada, Mexico
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Compound divided leaves, oddly pinnate
Number of Leaflets: 3-7
Leaf Color: Light to medium green (depending on cultivar)
Fall color: Undistinguished yellow
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring/March-April
Flower Color(s): Greenish-yellow/insignificant

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 2-10
Climate Zone(s): 1-7, 18-24
Growth Rate: Fast                                   
Height: 30-50 Feet
Spread: 30-50 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium to wet
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained
Pest/Diseases: Boxelder bugs which do no harm to tree, borers, anthracnose, powdery mildew, canker

Features: Tall growth habit, rounded crown, low maintenance, weak-wooded
Uses: Habitat tree, shade tree

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