The Box Elder or Ash Leaf Maple

Latin Name : Acer negundo

This is a bushy-headed deciduous tree which doesn’t have the palmate leaf that we are used to seeing on an Acer tree. The Box Elder had pinnate leaves with 3 – 5 or sometimes 7 – 9 leaflets.

The leaves are quite a bright green above when they emerge, and are more pale beneath. It’s clear to see how it was given ‘Ash-Leaf Maple’ as one of its common names

Obviously a Maple when you see the seeds.

and with quite a pleasant autumn leaf colour.

This variegated cultivar is called ‘Flamingo’