The stunning Red Flamingo' is a slow-growing, deciduous, snakebark maple. A rarely seen collectors plant, boasting beautiful bright pink leaves with white variegation, becoming mottled through the summer, mixed with splashes of green and dark pink. The name is derived from the flamingo red colour from the young shoots. An excellent hardy shrub or small tree for your garden having year round interest. Stems are a strong red, maturing with white striations to create winter interest.
- Position: Plant in a sheltered spot away from cold winds
- Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas, any dry soils will need extra watering
- Eventual Size: 3 metres after 10 years
- Habit: Bushy
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Common Names: Snake Bark Maple
Japanese Maples are best pruned when fully dormant (November to early February), as maples bleed sap from pruning cuts at other times, weakening the tree. However, pruning is still best kept to a minimum as the most graceful shape comes from a tree that has been allowed to develop fairly naturally. As a result, just remove badly-placed or crossing shoots to encourage a good framework of branches to form. Where you do need to reduce height and width, follow long branches back to a side branch and pruning it out at this point. This is not necessary on prostrate-growing trees because they should be allowed to spread naturally to gain the best effect.
Please refer to our: Japanese Maple Growing Guide
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Lamont on 23 Aug 2016
Found your nursery on youtube, I already have a conspicuum 'Phoenix' but wanted 'Flamingo' for a while now. Very happy customer, we will be visiting later this year!