Average Height: Boxelder grows to between 30 and 80 feet tall when mature.
Average Width: Crown spread can be up to 50 ft.
Leaf Description: Boxelder trees have compound leaves with three to seven leaflets. The leaflets are 2-4 inches long and 1-3 inches wide with light teeth on the edge of the leaves. Leaves are light green and turn yellow in the fall.
Bark Description: The bark on Boxelder trees is pale gray or light brown, deeply cleft into broad ridges, and scaly.
Twig Description: Green shoots with smooth and brittle branches.
Flowering: The boxelder tree has greenish-yellow, drooping flowers that are between 3 to 6 inches long, clustered at the end of branches.
Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
Comments: Boxelder seeds are prolific and germinate easily. Boxelder is a fast-growing and decay-prone tree.
In late spring and early summer, the eastern tent caterpillar creates an unsightly nest or tent in the crotch of branches. The feeding of the larvae in late spring and early summer strips the foliage from trees. More…
Lecanium scale represents a group of common soft scales that infest a wide range of tree species. They attach themselves to the leaves and twigs of trees and shrubs and feed on the plant nutrients. More…