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Plant Botanical Name: 
Acer negundo
Plant Sub Species or Variety: 
'Kelly's Gold'
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Full sun
Plant Soil Type: 
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Moderate to high until established

This cultivar of the native boxelder stays under 30 feet, is not selfseeder, and has an outstanding display of chartreuse yellow leaves. It can take wet feet and once established can also withstand some drought. Boxelder is relatively fast growing therefore weaker branching tree, so this specieman can suffer damage by ice or heavy snow.

National Garden Room Location: