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Image of Acer maximowiczianum photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Nikko Maple)

The genus Acer is comprised of approximately 125 species of primarily deciduous trees and large shrubs, and literally thousands of hybrids and cultivated varieties. These have a broad native distribution and can be found throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

As a genus, maples may be characterized by opposite leaf arrangement, palmate or three-parted leaves and helicopter-like fruits called samaras. Maple sizes and habits are highly variable, and cultural requirements and uses are...

Image of Acer miyabei photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Miyabe Maple)

Attractive gray bark, a rounded upright habit, and handsome dark green foliage are among the worthy features of this medium-sized deciduous tree from Japan. Three- to five-lobed leaves that resemble those of hedge maple (Acer campestre) remain clean and healthy through the summer before turning dull yellow in fall. Clusters of inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring are followed by two-winged fruits that mature from green to brown. The bark is lustrous brown on young stems, and gray...

Image of Acer negundo photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Ash-Leaved Maple, Boxelder)

Box elder is a medium-sized to large, fast growing, short-lived deciduous tree native to many regions in North America. Typically low-branched with furrowed light gray to gray-brown bark, it bears bright green, compound leaves with three or sometimes five leaflets. Inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers emerge with the leaves. Male and female flowers occur on separate trees. Box elder is rarely grown as a landscape tree due to its weedy, weak-wooded nature, but a few cultivars with unique ornamental...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Ash-Leaved Maple, Boxelder)

Box elder is a short-lived deciduous tree native to many regions in North America. Although sometimes scorned as an ornamental plant because of its weak wood and its penchant for self-sowing, it has given rise to many attractive cultivars. Introduced in the late nineteenth century, 'Auratum' has three-parted, lemon-yellow leaves with contrasting red stems. The leaves hold their color through summer. Fall color is usually unremarkable. A female selection, it produces inconspicuous greenish yellow...

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Jesse Saylor

(Ash-Leaved Maple, Boxelder)

Box elder is a short-lived deciduous tree native to many regions in North America. Although sometimes scorned as an ornamental plant because of its weak wood and its penchant for self-sowing, it has given rise to many attractive cultivars. Introduced in the late nineteenth century, 'Aureomarginatum' has three-parted leaves with broad irregular margins that fade from gold to creamy yellow. Fall color is usually unremarkable. A male selection, it produces inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers in spring,...

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Jesse Saylor

(Boxelder, Crispum Variegatum Boxelder)

Box elder is a short-lived deciduous tree native to many regions in North America. Although sometimes scorned as an ornamental plant because of its weak wood and its penchant for self-sowing, it has given rise to many attractive cultivars. Introduced more than 100 years ago, 'Crispum Variegatum' has curled, three-parted leaves with creamy yellow margins. Fall color is usually unremarkable. A male selection, it produces inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers in spring, and does not fruit. Typically...

(Ash-Leaved Maple, Boxelder, Flamingo Box Elder)

Box elder is a short-lived deciduous tree native to many regions in North America. Although sometimes scorned as an ornamental plant because of its weak wood and its penchant for self-sowing, it has given rise to many attractive cultivars. The cultivar 'Flamingo' is a variegated selection that bears pink, three-lobed leaves in spring that mature to green with irregular ivory margins. A male tree, it produces inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers in spring, and does not fruit. Typically low-branched,...

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James Burghardt

(Boxelder, Kelly's Gold Boxelder)

Box elder is a short-lived deciduous tree native to many regions in North America. Although sometimes scorned as an ornamental plant because of its weak wood and its penchant for self-sowing, it has given rise to many attractive cultivars. Introduced in 1989 by Duncan and Davies Nursery in New Zealand, 'Kelly's Gold' has three-parted, lemon-yellow leaves with contrasting red stems. The leaves hold their color through summer. Fall color is usually unremarkable. A female selection, it produces inconspicuous...

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Jesse Saylor

(Ash-Leaved Maple, Boxelder)

Box elder is a short-lived deciduous tree native to many regions in North America. Although sometimes scorned as an ornamental plant because of its weak wood and its penchant for self-sowing, it has given rise to many attractive cultivars. Introduced in the mid-nineteenth century, 'Variegatum' has three-parted leaves with broad irregular creamy white margins. Fall color is usually unremarkable. A female selection, it produces inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers in spring which give rise to clusters...

Image of Acer negundo var. californicum photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(California Ash-Leaved Maple, California Boxelder)

Somewhat smaller than most others of its kind, California box elder is a short-lived deciduous tree native to much of the state whose name it bears. Typically low-branched with furrowed light gray to gray-brown bark, it has downy, bright green, compound leaves with three or sometimes five leaflets. Inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers emerge with the leaves. Male and female flowers occur on separate trees. Female trees bear two-winged fruits that mature from green to reddish-brown.

Box elders...