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Acer 'Red Flamingo' - 180-220cm - 10lt

Acer 'Red Flamingo' - 180-220cm - 10lt

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The Acer Red Flamingo is an exquisite ornamental tree ideally suited for the UK market due to its stunning aesthetic appeal and adaptability to the country's climate. This deciduous tree, scientifically known as Acer palmatum 'Red Flamingo,' boasts a unique blend of vibrant coloUrs and graceful structure that make it a standout choice for British gardens.

Standing at a moderate height of 6-8 feet with a slightly wider spread, the Red Flamingo is a compact and manageable choice for small to medium-sized gardens. Its compact size and bushy growth habit make it suitable for both container gardening and landscape planting. This adaptability to various planting conditions makes it an excellent addition to UK gardens, where space can be limited.

The Acer Red Flamingo's most striking feature is its foliage. In spring, the young leaves emerge with brilliant pink and white variegation, resembling the plumage of a flamingo, hence its name. As the seasons progress, the foliage matures to a blend of green and pink, creating a dynamic and ever-changing display of coloUrs throughout the year. Come autumn, the leaves transition to fiery shades of red and orange, adding a breathtaking finale to the gardening season.

This Acer variety thrives in the UK's temperate climate, appreciating partial shade to full sun exposure. It is reasonably hardy and can withstand the mild winters prevalent in many parts of the country. With proper care, including regular watering and occasional pruning to maintain its shape, the Red Flamingo can flourish in UK gardens for years.

In conclusion, the Acer Red Flamingo is an exceptional choice for the UK market, offering a burst of coloUr, adaptability, and ease of maintenance. Its unique foliage and modest size make it a sought-after addition to gardens throughout the country, adding a touch of elegance and vibrancy to the British landscape year-round. Garden enthusiasts in the UK will undoubtedly find the Red Flamingo an alluring and rewarding tree to cultivate.

  • Common Name

    Snake Bark Maple Red Flamingo

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Flower

    Non Flowering

  • Foliage

    ovate, shallowly lobed, dark green leaves, yellow and orange in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

upright columnar, bushy

Preferred Location


North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

tolerant of most soil types, except heavy clay, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period


Non flowering


spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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