Red Flamingo Acer x conspicuum
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
Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.
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 4m 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.
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. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.