A species of Maples, Also known as Boxelder maple, Maple ash, Ash-leaved maple, Manitoba maple Botanical name : Acer negundo Genus : Maples
Box elder, A species of Maples
Also known as:
Boxelder maple, Maple ash, Ash-leaved maple, Manitoba maple
Botanical name: Acer negundo
Box elder (Acer negundo) is a type of maple tree native to North America, but which is now found throughout the world. It is a hardy, medium-to-large tree that grows quickly and has a relatively short lifespan of up to 60 years. Older trees are prone to storm damage. Box elder wood is relatively flimsy because the tree grows so fast.
10 - 25 m
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People often ask
It is often called the boxelder maple. In fact, the name boxelder is actually composed of the genus names, buxus and sambucus, meaning boxwood and elder respectively. As its white wood is very similar to the boxwood plant, and its leaves are similar to most species within the sambucus genus, it is thus called the boxelder maple.
Persistence, warmth, sincerity
Environmental Protection Value
It has strong resistance to harmful gases.
Care Guide for Box elder
Box elder is a hardy plant with a fairly high drought tolerance. If you're planting or transplanting, your new tree could probably use a little extra watering during its first season. Otherwise, Box elder tends to do fine on its own, being able to adapt to the climate it's growing in, including soils that tend toward dry or wet. If your area is experiencing a prolonged drought and you're seeing shriveling or wilting leaves, though, it's a good idea to do some supplemental watering.
Fertilization once every 2-3 months during the growing season.
Shape the plant every 2 months during the growing season.
Sowing, Cutting, Grafting