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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Box Elder Tree
Hardy Planting Zone - 4-9
Bloom Season - April-May
Bloom Color - Yellow
Height at Maturity - 30-50 feet
Soil Type Preferred - sandy loam
Sun or Shade - Sun
The box elder tree, also known as Acer negundo, is a type of maple tree.
This tree is cold-hardy and can self-seed aggressively, which is why it is not widely sold. Based on current research, native to the Chicago region of the state of Illinois. This type of tree is often planted in parks and residential areas. It is a deciduous tree, so it loses its leaves on a seasonal basis.
A mature box elder tree can grow up to 30 to 50 feet tall.
It requires at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. This tree prefers to be in moist and well-drained soil, but it will tolerate dry areas, occasional drought, poor drainage, and even occasional flooding. It will also tolerate acidic and alkaline soils. It has moderate tolerance for any salt spray, but it is entirely intolerant to soil salt. When planting box elder, note that, though it can grow in a wide range of conditions. The boxelder tree typically has brown bark etched with shallow ridges. The tree also has young stems that are green and covered by white outer coats.
Additionally, the tree has compound leaves with leaflets that have irregular tooths. The leaves of this tree come in pairs and are around 6-8 inches long. The tree's leaves have a light green color during the summer and do not change much in color during the fall.