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Acer negundo Flamingo

Ash-leaved Maple

New foliage is flamboyantly coloured pink and cream

Perfect for small gardens, this tree has attractive leaves that give pretty dappled shade. The leaves emerge pink and then turn green with white and pink variegation as the season progresses. It is covered in buches of yellow-green flowers in spring.


Perfect in a small garden or as an architectural feature. It enjoys full sun or partial shade but does require some shelter from harsh winds and late frosts.


A hardy tree that will grow in any moist but well-drained soil.

This tree was originally found in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 1245 cm - 1500 cm
Plant width 1020 cm - 1200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Check store availability

10 litre pot £34.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September