Acer negundo

box-elder, ash-leaf maple


wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-70 ft    Width: 20-40 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow,NA
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      green,brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Fast growing tree, useful for wildlife and bird cover. Its twisting shape makes it an interesting specimen tree.
Considerations: Fast growing, fairly weak hence somewhat prone to breaking.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: 5 - 7


wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Attracts pollinators, particularly native bees. Birds and other wildlife consume seeds. Larval host for Cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia).
Native Habitats: Found naturally in floodplains. Has become widely established in ruderal settings.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: