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Acer negundo
Aesculus x carnea
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus indica
Aesculus turbinata
Sambucus nigra

Acer negundo (Box Elder)

Acer negundo

Also known as: Ash-leaved Maple

Native: A large area of east and central N. America, where it grows on swamp and streamsides

Location: Box Elder has provided a source of sugar, or maple syrup, in the past but is now more important as an ornamental tree both in Europe and in western N. America.

Foliage

Leaves have 5 leaflets. Autumn colour is clear yellow.

Flowers

Acer negundo

Male and female flowers are produced on different trees in April. Males are dense red tassels, females are drooping green clusters.

Fruits

Acer negundo

Keys have wings 3-3.7cm long.