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ACER negundo 'Flamingo'
Ash-Leaved Maple, Boxelder, Flamingo Box Elder
Box elder is a short-lived deciduous tree native to many regions in North America. Although sometimes scorned as an ornamental plant because of its weak wood and its penchant for self-sowing, it has given rise to many attractive cultivars. The cultivar 'Flamingo' is a variegated selection that bears pink, three-lobed leaves in spring that mature to green with irregular ivory margins. A male tree, it produces inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers in spring, and does not fruit. Typically low-branched, it has furrowed light gray to gray-brown bark.
Box elders are tolerant of a wide range of soils, fertile or poor, wet or dry. Give this cultivar partial shade to prevent leaf scorch. It may be planted as a specimen tree in a lawn or park-like setting. Remove any green-leaved branches to keep the plant from reverting to the standard non-variegated form.
8 - 3
4 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
30'-50' / 9.1m - 15.2m (40)
20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m (25)
Early Spring, Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Green, Pink, Ivory
Yellow, Yellow Green, Brown, Ivory
Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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