Flamingo Boxelder Maple
Acer negundo 'Flamingo'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser ne-GOON-doh|
|Lore||This tree is known as box elder because its whitish wood resembles that of European boxwood.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast grower to 30 to 35 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||With 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.|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Blue 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