Variegated Box Elder (Maple), Large Trees

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Acer negundo Flamingo (Standard)

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Acer Negundo Flamingo Standard Trees

Variegated Box Elder is not an elder at all, but a maple with pink young leaves. It is a fast growing, round headed tree with a dense but fairly narrow canopy, suitable for a small garden. It is often pollarded or otherwise cut back into a large shrub. 

This variegated version of 'Box Elder' is the most popular for ornamental use in the garden. Its pink young shoots and foliage mature into green centred leaves with a creamy margin and a variable pink blush.

A classic pioneer species, it will grow on pretty much any soil from dry sand to a swamp: it only struggles on chalk. It is resistant to honey fungus. We really recommend planting it in full sun for the best foliage, but it will tolerate partial shade. These trees can reach a height of about 6 metres.

Browse our variety of acer trees or see our full range of garden trees.

Did You Know? 

Acer negundo is a North American tree and this variety was bred in Holland in the 1970's. Although it is often called Box Elder, it is actually a type maple and if you look at the leaves, which grow in groups of three, you can see that they are like a normal maple leaf that has been divided into thirds, with a tiny bit of stalk separating the segments.

People sometimes ask why Latin and Greek based botanical names for plants are necessary. Acer negundo is a perfect example.
In its native North & Central America, it is widespread and has a fistful of common names that could lead a confused person to wonder whether it is an Ash, a Maple or an Elder. The maple names include Boxelder Maple, Ash Maple, Ash-leaf Maple, Cutleaf Maple, Negundo Maple, Red River Maple and Three-leaved Maple.
The ash names are Black Ash, Maple Ash, Stinking Ash or Sugar Ash. Finally, it is also known as Californian or Western Boxelder. In many parts of the world, it is referred to as American Maple, although the Canadians call it Manitoba Maple! Enough... This is why it really helps to have one botanical name for each plant, although even this isn't perfect: botanical names can be changed, but old books can't (Winston would beg to differ), so some plants also acquire few scientific names.

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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