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Box elder

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
Genus: Maples
Box elder (Acer negundo)

Description

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.
Plant Type
Tree
Lifespan
Perennial
Bloom Time
Spring
Plant Height
10 - 25 m
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General Info

Name story

Boxelder maple
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.

Symbolism

Persistence, warmth, sincerity

Usages

Environmental Protection Value
It has strong resistance to harmful gases.
Garden Use
Box elder is considered a good variety for planting in gardens and yards, and can also be suitable for planting along streets. It has been commonly used as a landscaping tree in suburban neighborhoods for its dense shade, and pairs well with other maples.
Box elder (Acer negundo) Box elder (Acer negundo)
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