A variegated form of the Box Elder, the variegated pinnate leaves consist of green centers splashed at the edges with salmon pink, that later turns cream. Leaf stems are a dark, pinkish red whilst the pale grey of the branches look attractive in winter. Prone to shooting from the base it can be grown as a large shrub, though its ultimate shape will be oval. It will grow well in full sun or light shade and can cope with most soils though it likes free draining ground. The best displays of foliage occur when it has been pruned back hard in the winter Make sure to follow the advice of pruning group 1. Like many variegated trees it is prone to reversion, so any branches with purely green leaves will need to be removed completely. The variegated leaves of this tree make it a nice plant to use to contrast with darker plants. It can look very nice when planted with blue conifers such as Cupressus Arizonica Fastigiata. The hardiness is about H6 making it very durable for the British climate. Only shelter in extreme cold conditions. The plant is prone to potential pests and diseases so keep a look out for those. Maximum height the plant can grow is between 6 m – 8 m (19.6 ft – 26.2 ft) and the maximum width is between 4 m – 5 m (13.1 ft – 16.4 ft).
Latin Name: Acer Negundo Flamingo
English Name: Box Elder, Ash-Leaved Maple
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Flowering Period: Spring
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist but well-drained. Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -25 °C to -15 °C ( -13 °F to 5 °F)
Cultivation: Grow in a moist but well-drained soil
Propagation: Propagate by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Low Maintenance Architectural
Maintenance: Pruning group 1
Final Height: 6 m – 8 m (19.6 ft – 26.2 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 4 m – 5 m (13.1 ft – 16.4 ft)
Pests: Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Diseases: Verticillium wilt sometimes a problem
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