Acer negundo

Box-elder, Ash-leaf Maple

Sapindaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,NA
Fruit Color:Green,brown
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

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:Friends, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
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

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

 Birds and other wildlife consume seeds. 

Insects:
  

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
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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