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A highly adaptable and tolerant Maple, green flowers in spring, dioecious , leaves with 3 to 7 sections (they look a bit like poisen ivy, truth be told), old bark develops deep furrows, excellent tree for stabilizing banks along rivers and streams, trunks and roots sucker freely, persistent seeds hang on all winter, wildlife food, nectar for bees, host for Rose Maple (Dryocampa rubicunda) and Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia), salt tolerant, does well in poor soil (including clay & gravel).

Dry To Average
Sun To Part Shade
30-50 feet tall (15-30 feet wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 3a-9b

Native Range: NS south to central FL, west to BC and CA)

Germination - Easy: cold stratify 6 weeks, fresh seed best

Boxelder 6-12 inch in a quart pot $11.75
Boxelder Seed Packet $4.00

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