A dioecious, deciduous tree planted in town parks, gardens, car parks and streets, and sometimes also found on railway banks. Establishment from seed is rare, but natural regeneration has been reported in S.E. England. Lowland.
A. negundo was cultivated in Britain by 1688, but was not recorded from the wild until 1913. It is now commonly planted for ornament, usually as a variegated form, though fortunately this often reverts to the green-leaved form when its shoots are not pruned.
Native of eastern N. America.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.