Acer conspicuum ‘Red Flamingo’ is a very attractive and striking shrub or small tree, with foliage variegated in pink, green and white.
The new stems are bright red, with the bark is red with white markings along its length, perfect for garden interest and colour even in the depths of winter, it will combine well with other small trees and shrubs that have nicely coloured winter bark, Acers. It is this red bark that gives the tree its common name of snakebark maple.
North-facing or West-facing or South-facing
Moist but well-drained
Loam, Sand, Chalk
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Ultimate height – 4-8 metres
Ultimate spread – 4-8 metres
Time to ultimate height – 10-20 years