Box elders, also known as Manitoba Maples, have always been considered tough trees for tough climates. Sensation is no exception, having earned a USDA Zone 4b hardiness rating in our Reference Guide.
After thorough testing at Fruitland Nursery in Idaho, Carnefix sent us samples to evaluate for possible wider distribution.
Impressed with its performance in our experimental blocks, we propagated the new cultivar and added it to our catalog in 1993. It has been a good seller ever since, according to Keith Warren, Director of Product Development.