Red Flamingo is a snake-bark maple, but its main feature is the distinctive red-white-green variegated leaves, which are particularly highly-coloured in spring, and are borne on bright red shoots.
Like most snake-bark maples the bare wood is also an attractive feature in winter.
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The key requirement for growing Red Flamingo is a well-drained site. The tree may take a couple of years to get going, but should eventually reach a height of 3m or more in the best conditions. In average conditions it is likely to become an attractive large sprawling shrub.
Acer x conspicuum is a hybrid of Acer davidii and Acer pensylvanicum. Although a man-made combination, it seems these two species hybridise readily, often with valuable results.
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.