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Red Flamingo

Acer x conspicuum
Acer Red Flamingo

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.

Red Flamingo maple trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £62.00
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

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.

History

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.

Red Flamingo characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive barkAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliageWinter colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Leaf colourPink-white-green variegated
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • BarkStriated - red
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

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.

Acer Con Red Flamingo maple tree