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Esk Sunset Sycamore Maple

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset'

SKU
04958
One of the showiest of maples, this striking deciduous tree is sure to catch attention. New spring leaves emerge orange-pink, maturing to shades of deep green, splashed with cream, tan and pink, with rich purple undersides. Excellent fall foliage. Foliage color varies with sun exposure. A stunning landscape specimen tree.
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Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser soo-doh-PLAT-uh-nus
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide in 10 years; 25 ft. tall with age.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsRedbud (Cercis); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Mugo Pine (Pinus); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Sweetspire (Itea)

Provide evenly moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh afternoon sun in hot southern climates. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established maintain moist, but not soggy, soil. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune to shape annually.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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