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Cultural Details for Acer negundo 'Sensation'

Common Name:
Sensation Boxelder, Ash-leaved Maple

Growth Rate:
More controlled, slower growth and improved branch structure than species. Rounded habit

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Yellow-green March-April, not ornamentally effective.

Fruit Details:
Samara, September-October, profusely borne, yellowish green, maturing to ash-brown. Persist into winter.

Fall Color:
Brilliant red fall color

Bark Details:
Green to reddish brown, older trunks gray-brown, ridged and furrowed

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Boxelder bug, striped maple worm, borers

Native Habitat:
U.S. and Southern Canada

Other Features:
Very high wildlife value

Culture and Care:
Ph adaptable, full sun, Zone 2-7

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.