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Box Elder

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SKU:
513
$34.99
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Ships
November Through April
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Shade Providing Plants, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Shade Providing Plants, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Box Elder is a beautiful tree when added to any landscape

 
A Box Elder tree, otherwise referred to as an ash-leaved maple tree, is a deciduous tree in the maple tree family. It is often found in North America, and naturally tend to grow near rivers. It can reach 30 to 50 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide at full maturity. The Box Elder tree requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight to grow well. In terms of hardiness zones, the box elder will grow in zones 4 through 8. While the tree prefers moist, well drained soil, it is tolerant of both acidic soil and drought, and can grow in most mild and cool areas in the United States. The plant is able to grow in a wide range of conditions. The Box Elder can have up to a 1 inch diameter gain in growth the first 15 years. Generally the trees can live about 60 years. 

The Box Elder is easy to grow


Regarding appearance, the Box Elder often branches into multiple low trunks, and develops a wide, rounded crown. The twigs are generally slender. The tree has compounded leaves with 3 to 5 irregularly toothed leaflets. They are shallowly lobed, as well as coarsely toothed. The leaves of the box elder are in opposite pairs and at maturity are 6 to 8 inches in length. In terms of color, the Box Elder leaves are generally light green in the summer, and do not change color in the fall. The male and female are generally on separate trees, and fruit forms on the female trees. The fruit are winged nutlets in a pair, about an inch long, and clustered in long stalks. 

Box Elders are great when used as wind breakers 


Regarding landscape uses, Box Elder trees are commonly planted around residential areas, particularly in parks. They can also be seen in gardens, where the bright green blossoms of the female trees can add some color in the spring. In addition, they are commonly planted to provide a wind block from storms.

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