Box Elder Tree

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$19.99
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Exposure
Full Sun,
Categories
Trees
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Fastest Growing Trees, Shade,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Fastest Growing Trees, Shade,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Fastest Growing Trees, Shade,
Ships
November Through April
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Bloom Season
Spring,
Color
Yellow,
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful

    Posted by Lovely Arp on Dec 09 , 2020

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great. And the trees are amazing. Also beautiful colors.

  • 5
    Box Elder Tree

    Posted by Johnny Jones on Aug 27 , 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.

  • 5
    Box Elder Tree

    Posted by Howard Milner on Aug 22 , 2019

    all my trees are doing great

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Box Elder is a Low Maintenance, Fast Growing, Flowering Tree

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 and maple ash. It is the only member of the maple family to have compound leaves with three to seven leaflets. The maple name was derived from its white wood similar to boxwood and its leaf formation that reminds one of an elder tree.

 Boxwood Elder is Adaptable to Many Soil Conditions and is Attractant to Birds and Squirrels for its Seed Production

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 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 American 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 by mixing the sugary sap with scrapings from animal hides. The oldest native flutes found were made from maple trees.

 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 tree primarily blooms during the mid-Spring months of March and April.

  It 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 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 tree is found throughout the continental 48 states. The leaves of the tree often bear a similar appearance to the leaves of the poison ivy plant, and the 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 its large maximum height, the Box Elder Tree is most frequently used in landscaping projects as a means of shade.

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