Acer negundo var californicum

California Box Elder

Plant family: Aceraceae - Maple


Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California, Other Southwest

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Fifteen Gallon 0   89.99
One Gallon 0   9.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   29.99

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Flower Color Green-Yellow, Insignificant, Pale Green
Blooming Season Spring
Height Over 40 feet
Spread Over 40 feet
Sun / Shade   
Monthly Water
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Riparian, Woodland/Forest

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Clay, Sand, Sandy Loam, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Autumn Foliage

Plant Highlights

The California Box Elder is a fast grower to 50 ft. It has shallow lobed leaves, light green with a velvety texture.The leaves turn yellow in the fall. This species tolerates wind and heat, although it is usually found near a water source. Greenish yellow flowers appear in pendant clusters in spring and interesting seed pods provide a pleasant rustle in the breeze. Select a male tree if you might be offended by the mess of the flowers or seed clusters. This is a good shade tree for those difficult corners of the landscape where other trees are hard to grow and where sufficient water can be provided.

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