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Eskimo 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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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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 HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Fall Color, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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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