Acer pseudoplatanus var ‘Esk Sunset’ Maple

Description: Acer pseudoplatanus variegatum 'Esk Sunset' is a small sycamore maple tree which has stunning, exotic colours. A compact, small tree with bronze-green emerging leaves opening to show pink and green splashes with stripes and startling pink undersides.

History: Discovered in Napier, New Zealand and introduced by Nurseryman John Mills. Named after the Esk Valley region around the Esk River.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Pink / Red / Green / Variagated
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Prefers full sun

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