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Acer negundo 'Auratum'

Golden Boxelder

Plant Type:


Acer negundo ‘Auratum’ – The Golden Boxelder is a bright golden-foliaged tree with great merit. It maintains its bright yellow foliage, the color of which does not fade or burn in full sun, all the growing season long. The newest wood has a light bluish cast in the winter landscape. We cut this tree back every year or two. The multi-stemmed result makes a stunning filler “shrub”, backdrop foil for other deciduous and evergreen woodies and/or large growing grasses. It is underutilized and so useful! Established potted Golden Boxelder, cutting grown.

Interesting Notes:



30-50 ft
Item Description Price  
ACENEA Acer negundo 'Auratum' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $34.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Acer negundo 'Auratum'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Textured
  • Colored


  • Full Sun


  • Hedgerow
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Natural Garden
  • Specimen
  • Screen
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedge

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid


  • Average
  • Adaptable
  • Woodland


  • North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Acer

So many maples, so little time! There are an extraordinary number of very good species in Aceraceae, many of smaller stature that fit well in smaller landscapes and gardens of any size. Most have multi-season appeal and, indeed, these are the ones to which we at Quackin’ Grass Nursery gravitate. Most are content in fertile draining soils sited in full sun. Others are happier in the part sun conditions akin to the understory stature as suggested by their size. Through the years we have found that many maples when planted in the far northern end of the USDA hardiness range respond well to protection during at least their first winter - preferably more - in the landscape, i.e. use tall stakes set firmly in the ground with burlap attached completely barricading the tree. All of our maple offerings are cutting grown; these plants are not grafted.