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Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’

Ash-leaved maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height10m to 4m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow, green
  • Leaf ColourVariegated, white, cream, yellow, pink

Description

Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’ (Ash-leaved maple). The mature leaves are marbled light green but painted rose when young, variegated zonally or flecked white, cream, yellow and flushed pink. This variety has glaucous shoots and leaves with broad pink margins that turn white in summer. Leaf stems are a deep red.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Box elder, Water ash, Maple

Origin

Eastern and Central North America

Interest and use

Ornamental foliage, hedging and specimen.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

Seed or by grafting

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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