Acer x conspicuum Red Flamingo
- Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
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.
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 trees for sale
3-year Red Flamingo tree - in a 12L pot
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What will it look like?
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.
Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches.
The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).
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.
Red Flamingo characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive bark Attractive foliage Autumn foliage colour Variegated foliage Winter colour
- Height 10 years:
2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
- Growth habit:
- Growth rate:
- Site conditions:
Sheltered site Occasional drought Free-draining site
Prefers full sun
- Useful for:
Patio growing Small spaces
Do not prune
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
- Annual cycle:
Striated - red