Box Elder Live Stakes

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Box Elder Live Stakes Description

Box Elder Live Stakes, Acer Negundo Is A Hardy, Fast-growing Tree That Can Tolerate Drought and Cold Climate

Box elder live stakes is a hardy, fast-growing, and short-lived tree. Formally called Acer negundo, its other common name is ash-leaf maple. The box elder is native to the central and eastern United States and later introduced in Europe, cultivating it as an ornamental plant. The box elder quickly colonizes disturbed sites, roadsides, or vacant lots.

It is a weed tree or invasive species because of its short, irregular, and poorly formed trunk divided into several main stems near the ground. But, it is also known as a tree of moist bottomlands and flood plains. The plant can tolerate drought and cold, making it an excellent plant to grow as it does not require utmost care.

It is small to medium-sized trees, grows from thirty to fifty feet tall, and have a short trunk with spreading branches and light green foliage. It has irregular growth with sprouting bases and compound leaves. Unlike other trees, the box elder lives stakes' branches quickly fall to wind and flooding, thus, leaving the tree marred by stubs and hanging limbs. However, it bounces back after such damage. The plant is classified as a maple tree with similar, paired essential fruits but is identified due to its compound leaves, rare for maples. The leaves consist of three, five, or seven coarsely toothed leaflets. It has a single seed-borne in a samara, with a broad and flat winglike structure.

Box Elder Live Stakes, Acer Negundo Is An Easy-To-Grow Tree and Often The Source of Maple Syrup

This is an easy-to-grow and very adaptable maple tree. Its wood is soft and with no commercial value. The tree grows on river banks or near water in the wild. This tree is sometimes the source of maple syrup and sugar and uses wood for crates, furniture, paper pulp, and charcoal. The tree also helps in sheltering wildlife and stabilizes stream banks.

Live stakes are long hardwood cuttings from the tree where they are planted outdoors without rooting hormones. It is best to take them when the plant is dormant, usually in late fall or early spring before the buds break. These box elder live stakes are straight pieces of branches or stems that do not have other branches or leaves on them.

If there are still leaves and branches on the stake, remove them to prevent the stakes from drying out. Plant them into moist soil, where they will grow new plants from the cut sections of branches. Although box elder live stakes do not require much care, it is advisable to water them during summer drought since they need irrigation for the first two years.

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships November through April

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