Manitoba maple (Acer negundo)

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species native to Canada


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Latin (scientific) name: Acer negundo

Common English name: Manitoba maple

Other names: Boxelder maple, ashleaf maple

French name: Érable à feuilles composées


Riparian zones in full sun in most soil types.

Other notes

The only maple native to Canada with compound leaves.

Known to be an invasive species in all or part of Canada. The generic maple species (Acer spp) is Canada’s official arboreal emblem.

Hardiness zone(s)

2a, 2b, 3a, 3b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.


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