University of Florida

Acer negundo

Common name(s): Box Elder, Ash-Leaved Maple

Plant type: deciduous medium tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist
Time to rooting: 5-7 weeks
Comment: Wound cutting

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: cold-warm-cold stratification
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 8-12 weeks
Comment: Treat seedbeds with repellents against birds and mice,and fungicide to prevent damping off. Shade is recommended the first Summer. Seeds are sown 1/4 to 1 inch deep.

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: Summer
Type of graft: cleft, side graft