Boxelder 16

Scientific Name

Acer negundo
Aceraceae

Characteristics

The Boxelder is a species of maple native to North America. It is a usually fast-growing and fairly short-lived tree that grows up to 35 to 80 feet tall, with a trunk diameter of 12 to 20 inches and rarely up to 3.3 feet diameter. It often has several trunks and can form impenetrable thickets. The fruits are paired samaras, each seed slender and long, with an incurved wing; they drop in autumn or they may persist through winter.