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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Acer negundo 'Flamingo' - Flamingo Boxelder

The Flamingo boxelder is a popular variegated form of the common box elder. The tree is grown for its attractive pink and white new foliage in the spring. The pink is gone by summer and if you wait long enough, most of the variegation is over grown by green foliage. I have seen some really spectacular trees, but more likely than not they are weak growers. They do just jump out at you in the spring. This one did just that early June at Nobel Park at the intersection of Monterey and Bay Streets in Capitola.



Foliage is like the common boxelder but variegated white, showing pink in the spring, but that fads leaving only white and green in the summer and fall.



Misidentification:
In the summer you might not be able to tell this cultivar from 'Variegata'
It might look like some of the variegated Sambucus?


Location
Capitola
Nobel Park - Corner of Monterey and Bay St.

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