Acer negundo variegatum

A wonderful deciduous shade tree Acer negundo 'variegatum' has attractive light olive green and pink new variegated foliage, the pink turns to creamy white fairly quickly. Reaching around 7 - 10m depending on conditions initial growth is quick which is of great advantage to landscapers.

Also known as thr 'Box Elder', however it is a Maple, this is a fast growing tree which forms a dense canopy. It can be cut back each year to form a large shrub, or alternativley it can be pollarded.

A number of named cultivars are available including :

Care and growing conditions

This is a fully hardy tree once established, easy to establish but best staked when first planted to prevent wind damage. Happy in full sun and at maturity forms a fairly neatly rounded head, flowers are insignificant. A humus rich well drained position is best, Acer negundo variegatum does not like wet feet and does not like chalky soils.

Used as a shade tree, or planted in avenues if you have the space, Acer negundo variegatum is a low care choice.

Acer negundo variegatum are for sale available from the following nurseries

Longsight Rd, Copster Green, Blackburn, BB1 9EU. - Tel 01254 248175
We are a growers of ornamental trees , shrubs and hedging based in the ribble valley specialising in azaleas, maples, rhododendrons and eucalyptus together with a wide range of other rarities.

Newbiggin on Lune, KIRKBY STEPHEN, Cumbria, CA17 4LX UK - Tel +44 (0)15396 23246
Mail-order specialists and growers of bare-root hardy trees and shrubs at an elevation of 850 feet (260 metres) above sea-level since 1950.

Winford Road Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8HJ - Tel: 01275 333 752
Includes: acer palmatum, acer platanoides, acer pseudoplatanus, acer rubrum, acer saccharinum, acer triflorum and others.

CRÛG FARM PLANTS - Bleddyn & Sue Wynn-Jones
Griffiths Crossing, Caernarfon, GWYNEDD, LL55 1TU - Telephone: (+44) 01248 670232
Introducing new plants into cultivation, from seeds collected on our world-wide expeditions. Shade plants, climbers, species Hydrangea, Araliaceae, rare trees & shrubs, Convallariaceae, herbaceous & bulbous.