Maple trees just keep getting better! Growers know what today's modern homeowner is looking for, and this variety really delivers. Look at these stunning leaves! Splashed with pink, orange, green, purple, cream, Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplantanus 'Esk Sunset') features highly variegated foliage that will turn heads every time.
This is a nice small tree that doesn't get too wide. Use this as an incredible specimen shade tree in a protected area. Be sure to leave enough room for a seating area, or hammock underneath it. This is a great tree to give yourself for a natural experience. What a perfect accent tree in a Meditation Garden!
Protect the foliage from afternoon direct sun for the best color. Keep the soil evenly moist, but please know that it won't tolerate soggy soil. If you need to improve your drainage, create a raised berm of mounded soil.
All the work to properly site this special tree will really pay off. In spring, the leaves emerge as a vivid pinky orange, then slowly turn a variegated mix of ivory and green. Each leaf is painted with on the underside with purple, and in fall, the foliage slowly turns purple. This is a spectacular color show!
Bring the outside in by pressing some of these amazing leaves between the pages of a heavy book for several months. Frame them in a mounting with a wide, white mat. Hang your framed series of dried leaves along a hallway, den or mud room as a highly effective grouping and conversation starter.
If you love color and crave something out of the ordinary for your landscape, this tree is perfect for you.
|Botanical Name||Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset'|
|Mature Height||20 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Foliage Color||Pink, Orange, Green, Purple, Cream|
|Growing Zone Range||5-8|