Flamingo Boxelder Maple

Acer negundo 'Flamingo'

Strong pink overtones to attractive cream and green variegated foliage will brighten your early spring landscape. Golden fall color. This deciduous tree is perfect for small spaces!
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser ne-GOON-doh
LoreThis tree is known as box elder because its whitish wood resembles that of European boxwood.
Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 30 to 35 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasWith its variable shape and coarse texture, the Flamingo Box Elder is a prime candidate for the mixed deciduous-shrub border and for the woods' edge. Place at the corner of a monochrome building to soften edges and add interest.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorVariegated
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBlue Spruce (Picea); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Photinia (Photinia)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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