Job's Nursery and Pumpkin Patch LLC

Helping Tri-City Gardeners Grow Since 1940!

Job's Nursery LLC is a family owned nursery and tree farm that offers a wide selection of outdoor plants that are hardy for our area. We are located just north of Pasco on Columbia River Road.  It's a short trip to a beautiful location to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.



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Boxelder, Sensation

Acer negundo 'Sensation'

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Boxelder, Sensation (Acer negundo 'Sensation') at Job's Nursery

Boxelder, Sensation foliage

Boxelder, Sensation foliage

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Boxelder, Sensation (Acer negundo 'Sensation') at Job's Nursery

Boxelder, Sensation

Boxelder, Sensation

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Height:  30 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Manitoba Maple


A fast-growing cultivar selected for its shapely growth habit and striking red fall color, very atypical of this species; a superb choice for a fall-coloring shade tree in tough northern locations

Ornamental Features

Boxelder, Sensation has light green deciduous foliage on a tree with a round habit of growth. The compound leaves turn an outstanding antique red in the fall. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.

Landscape Attributes

Boxelder, Sensation 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 relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Boxelder, Sensation is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Boxelder, Sensation will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. 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 quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. This plant should be periodically fertilized throughout the active growing season with a specially-formulated acidic fertilizer. 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.

Special Attributes

Boxelder Trees (Acer) are not toxic to humans or pets, but the seeds are toxic Horses. Reference; PennState Extenion.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Fall Color 
Ornamental Features