CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2008 Ken Gilliland | 2008 Jason E. Willand | 2005 Steven Perkins

USDA Zones: 4-10
Sunset Zones: 1-5, 7-10, 12-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full,Part
Water: Moderate
Soil: Adaptable
Drought Tolerant: No
Flood Tolerant: Yes
Clay Tolerant: Yes
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Tree
Size: 60 ft wide x 60 ft high
Form: Tree - Oval
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Flower Season: Inconspicuous
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Medium
Deciduous: Yes
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Fast
Decorative Bark: No
Special: None

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where California box elder grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.