Boxelder Maple – Acer Negundo


Acer negundo, also known as Boxelder or Ash-leaf Maple, is a fast-growing deciduous tree with distinct foliage and adaptability to various soil conditions.

Introducing Acer negundo, commonly known as Boxelder or Ash-leaf Maple, a deciduous tree with unique characteristics that make it a fascinating addition to any landscape. Native to North America, this tree stands out with its fast growth rate, adaptability, and distinct foliage.
Acer negundo is prized for its ability to thrive in a variety of soil conditions, including clay and poorly drained soils. Its adaptability extends to different climates, making it a suitable choice for a wide range of regions. Whether you’re dealing with wet or dry conditions, Acer negundo can handle it with ease.
One of the standout features of Acer negundo is its distinct compound leaves, reminiscent of ash trees, which give it an appealing and distinctive appearance. The leaves are bright green during the growing season and turn vibrant shades of yellow in autumn, adding a burst of colour to your landscape.
In terms of care, Acer negundo is relatively low maintenance. It requires well-drained soil and benefits from full to partial sunlight. Regular watering during the establishment phase helps ensure healthy growth, but it can tolerate some drought once established. Pruning can be done to maintain its shape and remove any dead or unwanted branches.
While Acer negundo offers many desirable qualities, it’s important to consider its suitability for your specific location. Due to its preference for moist soils, it may not be the best choice for drier climates or regions prone to drought. Additionally, it is important to be aware of its potential invasiveness and select it responsibly in areas where it won’t negatively impact native plant species.
If you’re seeking a fast-growing tree with unique foliage and adaptability to different soil conditions, Acer negundo is worth considering. Its versatility makes it an ideal choice for creating shade, windbreaks, or adding visual interest to your landscape. However, it is recommended to consult with local gardening experts or arborists to ensure it is appropriate for your specific region and gardening goals.


Full Standard, Half Standard, Boxhead, Espalier, Feathered, Mini Standard, Multistem, Pleached, Umbrella


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 800-900cm, 900-1000cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-55cm, 55-60cm, N/A

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Foliage Type



Non Native

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Medium Growth






No Berries


Without Thornes


Non Toxic

Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape



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