SelecTree: Tree Detail
VARIEGATED BOX ELDER
Acer negundo 'Variegatum'
Smaller than the species. Leaves are a combination of light green and white.
Native to California.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 25 - 35 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Variegated, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
green. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female reproductive parts (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Prolific, Beige Samara, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Black or Dark Gray, Blocky or Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones A2, A3, 1 - 10 and 12 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Moist Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Aphids and Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Irritant Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer negundo 'Variegatum' Tree Record." 1995-2021. Mar 5, 2021.
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