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Box Elder Tree

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$17.99
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Ships
November 1st Through April 15th
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Shade, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Shade, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,

Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Beautiful

    Posted by Qunton Taylor on 20th Sep 2018

    I am very satisfied with my choice of trees. The shipping was quick and my trees where perfect.

  • 5
    Hope It Thrives!

    Posted by Sam Sullivan on 23rd Jan 2018

    I had one of these trees in GA as a child in our yard. I bought this one to plant in CA. Hope it does good. Looks nice on arrival.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Box Elder Tree 

Box Elder Trees are often found in wetlands such as lakes, streams, ponds, and other low-lying wet places. This tree has a shallow root system, making it drought tolerant. Conversely, it is also able to withstand short flooding periods, of up to one month. Leaves and Seeds: The leaves on Boxelder trees are the only member of the maple tree that has divided leaves. Each leaflet is approximately 3 inches long and appears opposite of each other. Each booklet is notched. The leaves are a dull green through the summer, then turn a pretty yellow in the fall.

Box Elder Tree are grown throughout the United States.

They are often found in wetlands such as lakes, streams, ponds, and other low-lying wet places. This tree has a shallow root system, making it drought tolerant. Conversely, it is also able to withstand short flooding periods, of up to one month. Leaves and Seeds: The leaves on Boxelder trees are the only member of the maple tree that has divided leaves. Each leaflet is approximately 3 inches long and appears opposite of each other. Each booklet is notched. The leaves are a dull green through the summer, then turn a pretty yellow in the fall. In the spring both male and female trees grow yellow-green flowers from March through May. Boxelder trees develop seeds that are paired and form V-shaped seed pods called samaras. Samaras hang in clusters, which remain on the tree into the winter months. The grain is about 1 1/2 inches long. The seeds hang in long chains in the fall and winter, after the leaves have fallen off the tree. The seeds attract birds because they provide food in the winter when other food sources are scarce. Bark and twigs: The bark is a light grey to yellow-brown, and it darkens with age. The twigs on a Boxelder tree are Light green or purplish brown. Twigs are stout and sometimes are covered with velvety white hairs that are easily rubbed off. Uses and History: It's perfect to be used for pulp, inexpensive furniture, and other wooden items. Native Americans used to use the lower part of the trunk to make bowls, dishes, pipestems, poles, and drums. Since Boxelders grow in moist areas, they are often planted at the edges of streams, creeks, ponds, and swamps.

Box Elder Trees are also planted to provide shade, ground cover, and to protect the banks near waterways. 

 

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