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MANITOBA MAPLE     Acer negundo

Also called:  BOXELDER

Although the Manitoba Maple is often referred to as a weedy tree, there are many very excellent specimens in older yards. It is hardy, drought tolerant, and a fast grower. The Manitoba Maple was treasured by the pioneers.

Shade tree: Height 15m (45ft).

Foliage: Yellowish green. Leaves are compound with three to five leaflets.

Fruit: The little "helicopters" which are typical of all maples are sometimes produced in great abundance.

Fall Colour: Yellow.

Comments: This tree often drips a sticky honeydew, so it should not be planted over a patio or a parking spot. The honeydew is water soluble and easily removed with the garden hose. It is a great tree for climbing and for tree houses. When a fast growing, reliable shade tree is required, this tree should not be overlooked.

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