Audubon® Native Box Elder

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SKU
10004475

Introducing the National Audubon Society line of native plants and trees that are geared to help birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The great Audubon® Native Box Elder Tree (Acer negundo) is a member of the Maple family, known for their opposite, compound foliage and faster-growing nature!

Known by many names, Boxelder, Ash-Leafed Maple or Box Elder, its branches burst into spring with unique yellowish-green flowers and reddish stems. But all summer, enjoy lush, light green foliage and loose, open branching that can reach up to 65’ tall!

Fall brings another season of interest with bright yellow fall hues and clusters of winged seeds that cling through winter. With a smooth bark that lights up winter with its gray-brown hue. The samara seeds are a favorite among birds, rodents and squirrels!

Planting and Application:

Lush and fast-growing shade trees, Box Elder tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, even in occasionally soggy lowlands. Plant in an open sunny site to shade your garden beds, patio and add a hardy native specimen tree!

Very bushy and multi-branched, you can prune Box Elder into a single-trunk specimen tree or retain the lower limbs and use these for fast screening and hedgerows and windbreak planting additions for habitat. Known to form thickets in the wild, Box Elder creates great groupings and wildlife shelterbelts!

  • Great for Attracting Squirrels, Evening Grosbeak & Pine Grosbeak
  • Host Plant for 285 species of Butterfly & Moth Larvae
  • Fast-Growing Tree - Lush Compound Foliage, Spring Blooms & Winged Seeds
  • Four-Seasons of Interest
  • Shade Tree, Specimen, Wildlife Shelter & Fast Screening

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Requiring the full sun and even tolerant of part shade, Box Elder thrives in a wide range of conditions, using its native hardiness to provide you with an informal fast shade tree!

  • Moderately Moist, Well-Drained Soil & Full to Partial Sun
  • Prune When Dormant to Maintain Size/Shape, Open Canopy & Remove Dead Branches
  • Great Hardwood for Crafts & Furniture Making
  • Like Maples - Tap for Syrup When Older

The Audubon® Native Box Elder Tree is a bird-friendly, hardy native tree with loads of wildlife appeal for your informal landscaping and shade tree needs! Order today at NatureHills.com before they’re gone!

Audubon® Native Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Box Elder Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-9
Growing Zones 2-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Acer negundo
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 35 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 35 - 50 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No