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Acer × conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Acer x conspicuum 'Red Flamingo' has deep red young shoots striped with white, sinous lines once mature. The leaves emerge variegated pink in spring then turn darker pink and white, which stands out well on the otherwise green leaves.

Also with colourful winter bark, it is a fantastic large shrub or small branching tree with year round interest!
Supplied size: 3L containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Acer × conspicuum  ‘Red Flamingo’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. Appreciates shelter from strong winds.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Acer x conspicuum 'Red Flamingo' grows to be a large shrub or eventually a very small branching tree.
Height: 6 m (20 ft) / [up to 3 m (10 ft) after 10 years]
Spread: 6 m (20 ft) / [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]

Plant Finder: about Acer × conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’


Acer × conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’. This striking snakebark maple has red stems and mid green leaves variegated with white and pink. The bark is a vivid red with silver striations. This variety is a selection found in W.J.Hoofman Nurseries in the Netherlands as a sport of another snakebark maple called Silver Cardinal.


Shelter from strong winds

Interest and use

Year-round foliage interest and winter interest

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Acer × conspicuum  ‘Red Flamingo’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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