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 :
- Acer negundo 'Flamingo'
- Acer negundo 'Kelly's Gold' - a form with golden lime green foliage
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
MILL HOUSE FARM
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.
WEASEDALE NURSERIES Ltd
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.
CHEW VALLEY TREES
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.