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Acer Negundo

Botanical Name:

Acer negundo

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Variable.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

36-72 ft.

Flower

Dioecious. Male trees have more attractive flowers - yellow-green corymbs, early bloomer. Blooms March-April., Flowers insignificant. Male and female borne on separate trees, several in a cluster, greenish yellow, appearing as the leaves begin to unfold.

Fruit

Samara, appearing in September or October, 1 - 1 ½" long almost twice as long as other maples. Greenish-yellow initially, brown finally; fruit persists into winter and is not particularly attractive., Samaras 1-seeded, pale yellow, many, in long, drooping clusters, each one 1 1/2-2 inches long, maturing in autumn and persisting in the spring.

Benefits
Ornamental

This hardy, fast-growing tree can survive dry and extremely cold conditions, so it is widely planted as a shade and shelterbelt tree.

Attracts

Birds

Warning

The wood is weak and will break up in ice and wind.

Taxonomy

Order

Sapindales

Family

Sapindaceae

Genus

Acer

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