Box Elder Tree

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  • 5
    Box Elder Tree

    Posted by Johnny Jones on 27th Aug 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.

  • 5
    Box Elder Tree

    Posted by Howard Milner on 22nd Aug 2019

    all my trees are doing great

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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.

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Certain Native American tribes used the Box Elder Maple Tree's sweet sap as a form of sugar. This fast-growing tree lives up to sixty years with mature growth up to 50-80 feet. It is famous as a shade tree in landscaping. Native to North America, the hardiest growing zones are 3-8 with plenty of sunlight. There are many famous names including, ash-leaved maple, box-elder, and maple ash. It is the only member of the maple family to have compound leaves with three to seven leaflets. The box-elder maple name was derived from its white wood similar to boxwood and its leaf formation that reminds one of an elder tree.

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Flowering in the spring, the blooms are without petals, yellow-green in color, and dioecious. Seed pods prolifically form in the fall and are called Samaras. The pods are less than an inch long and can remain on the tree during the winter. Their leaves are light green, turning to yellow in the fall. Cultivators can be found that give golden or pink-tinged fall foliage.

The seeds are a food source for birds and squirrels being favored by the evening grosbeak. Wood fiber from this tree is used to make fiberboard and decorative items for the home such as turned bowls, writing pens, and wooden stemware. Native Americans tribes had many uses for this tree, some considered sacred. Decoctions were made from the inner bark that was used as an emetic for healing as well as charcoal made from the wood used for tattooing or ceremonial markings. Candy was made mixing the sugary sap with scrapings from animal hides. The oldest native flutes found were made from box elder maple trees.


Box Elder Tree 

The Acer Negundo tree, also known by its common name The Box Elder Tree, is a member of the Sapindaceae family and is found through the Northern Hemisphere. The tree grows best in full, direct sunlight, and the Box Elder Tree primarily blooms during the mid-Spring months of March and April.


 Box Elder is a very low-maintenance tree, and the Box Elder is well-adapted to many different types of soils. The tree grows in wet and medium-moisture soils alike, and also grows well in dry soil. Maximum heights of the Box Elder Tree typically reach up to 50 feet tall, with some trees growing as large as 70 feet high. 


 With a wide range of environments that the tree is well-adapted for, the Box Elder tree found throughout the continental 48 states. The leaves of the tree often bare a similar appearance to the leaves of the poison ivy plant, and the Box Elder Tree leaves are a moderate green color. In the months of the Fall, the leaves are known to turn medium-yellowish, and during the Spring the tree features bright yellow-green flowers that arrange themselves in bunches along the stems. 


 Due to its rapid growth process and it's large maximum height, the Box Elder Tree most frequently used in landscaping projects as a means of shade.