Kelly's Gold Boxelder
Acer negundo 'Kelly's Gold'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser ne-GOON-doh|
|Lore||The Acer negundo species is native to North America and is commonly found growing alongside streams and lakes, and near marshlands, in the floodplains of the Mississippi River Valley, in a range that encompasses Mississippi to Michigan; it can be found growing along the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains and as far east as New York, and southern regions of Canada. It is highly adaptable to a range of moisture and environmental conditions. The species is notorious for prolific spread of unwanted seedlings, however, 'Kelly's Gold' is a male cultivar and will not produce seedlings.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Non-Invasive|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Arborvitae (Thuja); Fox Sedge (Carex buchananii); Clethra (Clethra); Forsythia (Forsythia); Iris (Iris)|
Thrives in average, evenly moist, well-drained soil, but adaptable to a range of soil conditions. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune in winter to shape or structure and to remove dead or damaged branches.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8