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Winter Lightning Boxelder*

Acer negundo 'Winter Lightning'

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Winter Lightning Boxelder (Acer negundo 'Winter Lightning') at Flagg's Garden Center

Winter Lightning Boxelder

Winter Lightning Boxelder

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Manitoba Maple

Description:

A fast-growing shade tree prized for its dazzling golden-yellow bark, that can really stand out in a winter landscape; yellow fall leaf color as well; makes a great front yard accent tree

Ornamental Features

Winter Lightning Boxelder has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up. The smooth gold bark and yellow branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Winter Lightning Boxelder is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy
  • Insects

Winter Lightning Boxelder is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Winter Lightning Boxelder will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features