Box Elder Seed

Acer negundo

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Box Elder is not an elder at all but a relatively short-lived, bushy deciduous acer. Fast growing to a medium or large size. The bright green pinnate leaves are paler on the underside. Flowers pale yellow green before the leaves appear. Useful for colonising poor, wet soils but can become invasive and is classed as a pest species in Australia.  There is a variegated form ‘Flamingo’, which has pink, white and green leaves.

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Description

Acer negundo

Common name: Box Elder.

Native: North America.

Provenance: Italy

Size and spread (10 years): 5m

Treatment required: Mildly dormant requires 20 weeks stratification.

Germinal seeds / kg: 12000

Ideal sowing period: Spring

Soil conditions: Most soils and will survive being waterlogged. Fine in clay.

Planting instructions: Useful in areas with honey-fungus since it seems to be resistant.

Mature height: 15m

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

5gm seed pack (60 seeds approx.)

Genus

Acer

Family

Aceraceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

autumn foliage