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A picture of a Varigated Box Elder 'Elegans'

Varigated Box Elder 'Elegans'

Acer negundo 'Elegans'

Also known as

Ash-Leaved Maple 'Elegans'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

10m

10m

Min

5m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Overview

This fast growing ash leaved maple tree has variegated leaves of yellow margins and green centres. The yellow lightens to white as the leaves mature and the whole leaf turns yellow in autumn.

Common problems

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Special Features

Attractive leaves

Uses

With it's lighter colours it works well when planted against darker green foliaged plants. It's vigorous growth allows it to be coppiced