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Manitoba Maple

Scientific name

Acer negundo


Manitoba Maple is a large deciduous tree that grows 8-20 m tall, with a trunk that is 30-75 cm in diameter. Manitoba Maple may also be referred to as Western Boxelder or Ashleaf Maple. The opposite leaves are compound with 3-5 leaflets that are yellowish-green in colour. Young bark is light greyish-brown and smooth, while mature bark is dark greyish-brown with narrow ridges. Tiny yellowish-green flowers appear in umbels and racemes in early spring. Green to pale brown samaras (keys) mature in the fall and are a winter food source for several bird species.

Planting conditions

Manitoba Maple thrives in deep, moist soils and is tolerant to flooding. It prefers to grow along stream banks and flood plains, but will also adapt to dry sites. Manitoba Maple prefers full sun conditions. It is cold hardy and tolerant to many different soil types and pH levels.


  • Plant height:
    • Any
    • Over 3m
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Bareroot
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
  • Plant type:
    • Tree
  • Height:
    • 20 m
  • Spread:
    • 6 m