Acer negundo 'Variegatum' (v)
box elder 'Variegatum'
A deciduous, fast-growing, upright tree about 15m tall, with pinnate leaves, to 20cm long composed of bright green leaflets, broadly margined white and turning yellow in autumn. Racemes of greenish-yellow flowers are produced in spring, males and females on separate plants
SynonymsAcer negundo 'Argenteovariegatum'
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Spring||Green Yellow||Green White Variegated|
|Summer||Green White Variegated|
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. See tree cultivation for further advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
May be susceptible to Acer gall mite, aphids, caterpillars and horse chestnut scale
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