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Box-elder, Ash-leaf Maple
|Size:||30-70 ft tall by 20-40 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|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.|
|Availability:||Friends, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil pH:||5 - 7|
Birds and other wildlife consume seeds.
Attracts pollinators, particularly native bees. 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
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures