Box Elder

Perfect for putting your picnic table underneath in the summer !
Common name : Box Elder
Scientific name : Acer negundo
Family : Aceraceae, Sapindaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
A. negundo is a vigorous deciduous tree, usually fast-growing and fairly short-lived tree that grows up to 10–25 meters (35–80 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of 30–50 centimeters (12–20 in), rarely up to 1 meter (3.3 ft) diameter. It often has several trunks and can form impenetrable thickets. Unlike most other maples which usually have simple, palmately lobed leaves, Acer negundo has pinnately compound leaves that usually have three to seven leaflets. Simple leaves are also occasionally present - technically, these are single-leaflet compound leaves.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 500 - 2000
pH 6 - 8

Plant my box elder

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and teplace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my box elder

Water often in the first weeks. Water potted plants at least once a week, as soon as the top soil dries. Ultimately, if it does not rain for a month, consider watering.

Unprop my box elder

Your tree should be well rooted after two years, so remove the stake now that it is not needed anymore.

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