Acer negundo | Box Elder

This is a Maple for tough conditions of drought and heat. Identify by its compound leaves, unlike other Maples. Box Elder has its faults. It has a wide-spreading form but branches tend to break easily with strong winds. Reseeds and suckers readily. Look for 'Sensation', a male selection that does not reseed, does not sucker and has better branching structure. It has red fall color. Canopy coverage: 1,257 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -10F

Growth Rate: moderate, fast

Height: 40 feet high

Width: 40 feet wide


Foliage Color: light green