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Acer negundo Flamingo


Common Name(s):

  • Box elder 'Flamingo'
  • Box elder
  • Ash-leaved maple
  • Maple
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Clusters of yellow-green flowers and attractive variegated foliage cloak this deciduous box elder tree in spring. The colourful leaves unfurl a brilliant shade of light green, edged with salmon pink margins that fade to white in summer and finally turn a colourful shade of yellow in autumn. Acer negundo ‘Flamingo’ has a fast growing, upright habit that makes it a superb specimen tree for medium to large gardens. This tree will grow on almost any soil except chalk and is also tolerant of pollution and compaction and is resistant to honey fungus.

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: large

Flowering Period: spring

Time to maturity: 15-25 years

Habit / Shape: oval

Flower colour: green

Weather exposure: sheltered

Foliage colour:

  • pink
  • variegated
  • cream
  • green
  • yellow

Season of Interest:

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn

Soil Moisture:

  • moist soil
  • moist but well-drained soil
  • well-drained soil
  • dry soil

Soil acidity/alkalinity: happy anywhere

Soil Type:

  • clay
  • loam
  • sand


  • full sun
  • partial shade


  • full sun
  • partial shade
  • sheltered

Tree features: spring leaf colour

Possible pests, diseases, problems:

  • horse chestnut scale
  • aphids
  • verticillium wilt


  • Birthday
  • Christening
  • Retirement
  • wedding

Common Name(s):

  • Maple
  • Box elder 'Flamingo'
  • Box elder
  • Ash-leaved maple

  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually