Box Elder Tree

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Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 2-10
November Through April
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Box Elder Tree Description

Box Elder Tree

Box elder tree is a fast-growing tree that 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 2-10 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 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, 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 it sacred. 

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 Tree is a member of the Sapindaceae family and is found in 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 this Tree is well-adapted to many different types of soils. The Tree grows in wet and medium-moisture soils and 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 to which the Tree is well-adapted, 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 sizeable maximum height, the Tree is most frequently used in landscaping projects as a means of shade.

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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


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

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