Sensation Boxelder

Acer negundo 'Sensation'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Plant Family: Aceraceae
Plant Description: The leaves of this hardy tree emerge copper red, fading to green with red highlights in the summer then turning bright red in the fall. It is highly adaptable to site conditions including wet or dry soils. It's form is pyramidal in youth then spreading with age. This seedless variety is less attractive to boxelder bugs.
Plant Care: Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late-winter to early spring for most trees and late-spring for spring blooming trees. Choose species that are resistant to pest damage. Monitor the tree for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis. Protect the trunk especially where maintenance activities, such as mowing, may cause damage. Newly planted trees in areas with high exposure should have the trunk protected during the winter.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 6
Mature Size: 30' tall x 25' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: No
Deer Resistant: No
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: No
Localscapes: Tree, Perimeter Plant, Park Strip Plant

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Moderate

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • South Property Line

Garden Staff Tips & Insights:

Requires good pruning while young to encourage the form you want. Fast growing.
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter