Ash-Leaved Maple (Acer negundo 'Flamingo')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 30-35 ft
Plant Spread: 30-35 ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: leaves start out pink, fade to white & green
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Location: Northwest N.J.Date: 2014-06-30
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Location: TwispDate: 2014-10-08Fall Color
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Location: Northwest N.J.Date: 2014-06-30
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Location: parc Fenestre of la Bourboule (Puy-de-Dome, France). Date: 2014-09-12Photo courtesy of: Tangopaso
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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 4, 2012 10:05 AM

I marked this as a flowering tree. This is incorrect. However, with the leaves first coming out pink, it is definitely a noticeable tree that is unique in that way.

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Jan 9, 2019 10:53 AM

In the spring, the leaves are dappled with a pretty shade of pink, which looks lovely next to the green and white. In the fall, mine always seems to have a few branches that hold their variegation while the rest of the tree turns gold, which is quite eye-catching. I prune out any branches that try to be solid green - fancy dress only allowed.

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