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Acer × conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 6m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourMid green, pink, white

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Small tree or Large shrub

Origin

Netherlands

Interest and use

Year-round foliage interest and winter interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Shelter from strong winds

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

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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