Box Elder Fascines

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Box Elder Fascines, Acer Negundo is a Hardy Grower in Zones 2-10

This tree is also called ash-leaf maple, is hardy in zones 2 through 9, prefers well-drained, moist soil, and grows between 30 and 60 feet tall with a 20 to 40-foot spread, with a fast growth rate. Box Elder Fascines grown throughout the United States; are often found in wetlands such as lakes, streams, ponds, and other low-lying wet places. This tree has a shallow root system, making it drought tolerant. Conversely, it is also able to withstand short flooding periods of up to one month.

Leaves and Seeds:

The leaves on Box Elder Fascines are the only member of the family that has divided leaves. Each leaflet is approximately 3 inches long and appears opposite of the other. Each booklet is notched. The leaves are a dull green through the summer, then turn a pretty yellow in the fall. In the spring, both male and female trees grow yellow-green flowers from March through May.


 Box Elder Fascines, Acer Negundo Grow in Moist Areas such as Edges of Streams, Creeks Ponds, and Swamps

 Samaras hang in clusters, which remain on the tree into the winter months. The grain is about 1 1/2 inches long. The seeds hang in long chains in the fall and winter, after the leaves have fallen off the tree. The seeds attract birds because they provide food in the winter when other food sources are scarce.

Bark and twigs: The bark is a light grey to yellow-brown, and it darkens with age. The twigs on a Box Elder Fascines are Light green or purplish-brown. Twigs are stout and sometimes covered with velvety white hairs that are easily rubbed off.

Uses and History:

Since the Box Elder Fascines grows fast, its wood is light and weak. They are ideally used for pulp, inexpensive furniture, and other wooden items. Native Americans used the lower part of the trunk to make bowls, dishes, pipe stems, poles, and drums. Since Box Elder Fascines grow in moist areas, they plant at the edges of streams, creeks, ponds, and swamps. They are also planted to provide shade, ground cover and to protect the banks near waterways.


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A fast-growing tree, the Box Elder tree is a very adaptable, deciduous, and easy-to-care tree native to North America. The botanical name of the Box Elder tree is Acer Negundo. It belongs to a genus of the soapberry family. The Box Elder tree is native to North America and the central and eastern United States. Some other common names of Box Elder trees are the boxelder maple, Manitoba maple, or ash-leaved maple. The Box Elder trees have brittle, weak wood and commonly grow near water or river banks.

The Box Elder tree is short-lived, fast-growing with contrary, fleshy leaves. The Box Elder tree can reach 30-50 feet tall. The multiple trunks of the Box Elder tree can form dense thickets. The Box Elder tree has a typical lifespan of 60 years. However, it lives for 100 years under ideal conditions. 

 The fleshy leaves of the Box Elder tree are composed of 3, 5, or 7 coarsely toothed leaflets. The leaves are light green in the summer and turn a lovely yellow in the fall. Both male and female trees bloom with yellow-green flowers from March to May. Widely cultivated as an ornamental tree, the Box Elder tree withstands drought conditions because of its shallow root system. People make sugar and syrup by using the Box Elder tree. People also use the wood of the Boxelder tree in the manufacture of crates, furniture, paper pulp, and charcoal. The hardy Box Elder tree grows well in zones 2-9. 

 The Box Elder tree, also known as ash-leaf maple, prefers well-drained, moist soil and grows between 30 and 50 feet long and 20 to 40 feet wide. The tree can grow in almost any soil and environment. The Box Elder tree grows in lakes, streamlets, ponds, and other low-lying wet areas. On the other hand, it can withstand short flooding periods of up to one month. The tree's best feature is that it grows well in poor soil where more desirable trees struggle to maintain adequate health for long life. The Boxelder tree is still common in yards and parks west of the Mississippi River. 

The female flowers of the Box Elder tree carry the winged samara fruits which remain on the tree throughout the winter. The Box Elder tree gives food for birds during the winter when other food sources are insufficient. When pollinated, the females produce blossoms that turn bright green. They can brighten up your spring garden. Female trees also bear small seed clusters at the end of the season. 


 Cultural Description of the Baneberry Plant:

Botanical Name:  Acer Negundo

Common Names:  The boxelder maple, Manitoba maple, or ash-leaved maple

Native to: North America, central and eastern United States

Soil Preference: Moist, rich, well-drained soil

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Requirement: Moderate amount of water

Ship As: Bareroot

Growth Rate: Fast

Height at Maturity:  30 and 50 feet tall and 20 to 40 feet wide

Bloom Time:  Spring, Mid-April to Late May

Best Time to Harvest: Fall

Benefits: Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Deer Resistant

Hardiness Zone:  2-10


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Latin Name- ACER NEGUNDO USDA Climate Zone: 3 - 8 Tree Height: 30 - 60 Feet Tree Width: 20 - 40 Feet Sun: Full Shade
Planting Zones 2-10
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