Common name: MANITOBA MAPLE; Box Elder
Provides food and shelter for birds and wildlife throughout year; can be tapped for syrup production.
Latin name: Acer negundo L.
Type of tree: broadleaf (native)
Height: 6.5 to 14 metres
Growth rate: fast
Fruit and flowers: male and female flowers, borne in clusters on separate trees, developing into straw-coloured paired winged seeds
Soil: performs best in well drained, moist areas
Limitations: not drought tolerant; may die back under dry conditions; prolific seed production can result in weed problems