Box elder 'Flamingo'

Acer negundo 'Flamingo' | Also known as: Ash-leaved maple 'Flamingo', Ashleaf maple 'Flamingo' | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

Acer negundo or Box elder is a species of North American maple. It's a fast growing but short-lived tree. It often has several trunks. It has green branches and oval leaves, light green, turning yellow in the autumn. It has winged fruit that hang from the tree in clusters. In spring it grows small hanging flowers that are a yellowy green colour. It is known as Box elder as the wood from this tree is a white colour, similar to boxwood.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 10 - 15
Spread [m]
  • 12
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Yellow
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-8
Heat zone
  • H8-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -7
Heat days
  • 7 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer
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Acer negundo Flamingo

Box elder

PLANTS Acer negundo

Acer negundo or Box elder is a species of North American maple. It's a fast growing but short-lived tree. It often has several trunks. It has green branches and oval leaves, light green, turning yellow in the autumn. It has winged fruit that hang from the tree in clusters. In spring it grows small hanging flowers that are a yellowy green colour. It is known as Box elder as the wood from this tree is a white colour, similar to boxwood.

Box elder 'Auratum'

PLANTS Acer negundo 'Auratum' | -29°C - -7°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade