Acer negundo 'Sensation'

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Description

Acer negundo 'Sensation' is a standout cultivar of the Box Elder maples, particularly cherished for its dazzling autumnal color display. This medium-sized deciduous tree proudly showcases deep burgundy-red hues during the fall, offering a captivating contrast to the lush green landscapes. Growing to a typical height of 10 to 12 meters, 'Sensation' is not just resilient but also presents an alluring, rounded canopy, making it an ideal specimen for gardens, parks, and streetscapes.

Common Name: Sensation Box Elder Maple
Mature Height (meters): 10-12m
Mature Width (meters): 8-10m
Spacing: 7-9m for optimal growth
Foliage: Green compound leaves turning deep burgundy-red in autumn
Flowering period: Spring; however, it's chiefly celebrated for its fall foliage
Form/ Habit: Rounded, spreading canopy
Uses: Feature tree in gardens, parks, and suitable for avenue plantings.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous
Tolerates: Diverse soil types, urban pollution, and variable moisture conditions
Drought Hardy: Moderate
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low
Water requirement: Moderate, with consistent watering beneficial for young trees.

Description

Acer negundo 'Sensation' is a standout cultivar of the Box Elder maples, particularly cherished for its dazzling autumnal color display. This medium-sized deciduous tree proudly showcases deep burgundy-red hues during the fall, offering a captivating contrast to the lush green landscapes. Growing to a typical height of 10 to 12 meters, 'Sensation' is not just resilient but also presents an alluring, rounded canopy, making it an ideal specimen for gardens, parks, and streetscapes.

Common Name: Sensation Box Elder Maple
Mature Height (meters): 10-12m
Mature Width (meters): 8-10m
Spacing: 7-9m for optimal growth
Foliage: Green compound leaves turning deep burgundy-red in autumn
Flowering period: Spring; however, it's chiefly celebrated for its fall foliage
Form/ Habit: Rounded, spreading canopy
Uses: Feature tree in gardens, parks, and suitable for avenue plantings.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous
Tolerates: Diverse soil types, urban pollution, and variable moisture conditions
Drought Hardy: Moderate
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low
Water requirement: Moderate, with consistent watering beneficial for young trees.

Additional Information You Should Know About Acer negundo 'Sensation'

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Height Guide For Acer negundo 'Sensation'

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Why Choose Acer negundo 'Sensation' For Your Garden?

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How To Grow Acer negundo 'Sensation' In Different Soil Types

Acer negundo 'Sensation' (Box Elder 'Sensation'): Adaptable to Most Soils

The Acer negundo 'Sensation', also known as the Box Elder 'Sensation', is a fast-growing tree known for its vibrant silver-variegated leaves. Here's a breakdown on ensuring your Box Elder 'Sensation' thrives in various soil conditions:

  • Adaptable to Most Soils:¬†This versatile tree can tolerate a wide range of soils,¬†including well-draining,¬†sandy,¬†or even slightly moist clay soils.¬†However,¬†proper drainage is still important,¬†especially in heavy clay,¬†to prevent waterlogging.
  • Well-Draining Soil is Ideal:¬†While adaptable,¬†the Box Elder 'Sensation' prefers well-draining soil for optimal growth.¬†If your soil is already well-draining,¬†you're all set!
  • Amending Clay Soil:¬†If your soil is heavy clay,¬†consider amending it with sand and organic matter to improve drainage.
  • Enjoy its Beauty:¬†With proper care,¬†your Box Elder 'Sensation' will reward you with its stunning foliage and fast growth.
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Planting Your Acer negundo 'Sensation': Ensuring A Strong Start

How to Plant Acer negundo 'Sensation'

  1. Select a Location: Opt for a site with good sunlight and well-draining soil.
  2. Soil Enhancement: Integrate organic compost to improve soil structure.
  3. Hole Preparation: The hole should be about twice the width of the tree's container and of equal depth.
  4. Tree Placement: Set the 'Sensation' Maple in the hole, fill with soil, and firm down gently.
  5. Initial Watering: Generously water after planting to settle the soil and support root growth.
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Watering Requirements After Planting

When you plant a new tree, it's crucial to give it the right start by ensuring it receives sufficient water. Here’s a general guideline for watering your newly planted tree:

  • Immediately After Planting: Water your tree generously right after planting your Acer negundo 'Sensation' to settle the soil around the roots and eliminate any air pockets.
  • First Three Months: The initial three months are critical for the establishment of the tree. During this period, the tree should be hand watered twice daily, in the morning and evening. This helps the roots grow deep and strong.
  • Irrigation System: If you have an irrigation system, adjust it to ensure the tree gets adequate water during these first months.
  • Adjusting to Weather Conditions: Always consider the weather conditions and adjust your watering accordingly. In hotter and drier periods, additional watering may be necessary.

Consistent attention to your tree’s watering needs during this initial period will help ensure its healthy growth and long-term success in your garden.

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Root Ball Guide

Here is our guide for planting your trees with the appropriate root ball dimensions. When planting, we recommend digging a hole that is 10% larger than the size of your pot, and teasing the rootball before planting to promote better root growth.

Root Ball Dimensions:

  • 40cm Pot: 44 x 38.5 cm
  • 45L Bag: 41.8 x 41.8 cm
  • 50cm Squat Pot: 49.5 x 34.1 cm
  • 50cm Pot: 49.5 x 35.2 cm
  • 70L Pot: 55 x 41.8 cm
  • 75L Bag: 55 x 48.4 cm
  • 90L Pot: 59.4 x 44 cm
  • 100L Bag: 50.6 x 52.8 cm
  • 100L Squat Bag: 58.3 x 49.5 cm
  • 100L Pot: 66 x 49.5 cm
  • 150L Bag: 66 x 55 cm
  • 155L Pot: 74.8 x 52.8 cm
  • 200L Bag: 71.5 x 60.5 cm
  • 280L Pot: 91.3 x 55 cm
  • 300L Bag: 88 x 63.8 cm
  • 400L Bag: 99 x 66 cm
  • 500L Bag: 122 x 66 cm
  • 1000L Bag: 146.3 x 71.5 cm
  • 2000L Bag: 176 x 82.5 cm

Follow these dimensions to ensure a smooth planting process and optimal growth for your new tree.

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Caring For Your Acer negundo 'Sensation'

Caring for Acer negundo 'Sensation'

  • Watering: Regular watering for young trees, reducing frequency as the tree matures.
  • Pruning: Light pruning during late winter or early spring to maintain shape and health.
  • Mulching: Apply a mulch layer around the base to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Pests/Diseases: Keep an eye out for pests and diseases typical to maples, although 'Sensation' generally demonstrates good resistance.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Acer negundo 'Sensation'

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What makes the 'Sensation' Maple distinct from other Box Elders? Its profound burgundy-red fall color sets it apart.
  • How adaptable is it to urban areas? Acer negundo 'Sensation' has commendable resilience to urban conditions, making it apt for city gardens and streetscapes.
  • Any special maintenance required? This variety requires low maintenance, although consistent care during its formative years aids in healthy growth.

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