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Aureomarginatum Boxelder*

Acer negundo 'Aureomarginatum'

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Aureomarginatum Boxelder (Acer negundo 'Aureomarginatum') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Aureomarginatum Boxelder foliage

Aureomarginatum Boxelder foliage

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Aureomarginatum Boxelder (Acer negundo 'Aureomarginatum') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Aureomarginatum Boxelder

Aureomarginatum Boxelder

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Manitoba Maple


An impressive small tree with dark green leaves variegated with yellow and cream; good for adding interest to a landscape; may be pruned as a shrub; perfect for adding color to a large landscape

Ornamental Features

Aureomarginatum Boxelder has attractive buttery yellow-variegated deciduous dark green foliage with hints of creamy white throughout the season. The compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Aureomarginatum Boxelder is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy
  • Insects

Aureomarginatum Boxelder is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Aureomarginatum Boxelder will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features