This tree has a pyramidal habit as a young tree, becoming more elliptical with maturity. Sensation boxelder is a male selection and does not attract the boxelder bug. Boxelder trees are usually very tolerant of temperature extremes, drought and high pH soils. Fall foliage color is orange to red and very showy. This is a fast growing tree, up to 50 feet with a spread of up to 40 feet, that is new to our valley.