Like 'Aureovariegatum', this is a small to medium-sized tree, reaching a maximum height of 10 m. When juvenile the plant grows rather quickly, but when maturing it slows down. The crown is wide egg-shaped. The leaf is the same as of the species, but the leaflets have an irregular, creamy to pure white margin, and sometimes they have white spots. Young foliage sometimes has a somewhat pink hue. Usually bears fruits in abundance. The tree grows both on wet and dry sites. It has a deep rooting main root which branches out strongly. 'Variegatum' is a very old (1809), female cultivar from Germany. This tree can perfectly be applied in parks and large gardens.
The young leaves of the variegated Acer negundo 'Variegatum' have a slight pink tint. The 'Flamingo' variety has variegated leaves that retain their pink edging the entire season.