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Cultural Details for Acer pseudoplatanus 'Eskimo Sunset'

Common Name:
Eskimo (Esk) Sunset Sycamore Maple

Growth Rate:
Its growth habit is generally smaller than the species

Average Mature Height:
40' tall

Average Mature Width:
30' wide

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:
Winged Samara

Fall Color:
Dull yellow

Bark Details:
Grayish, reddish brown to orangish, flaking into irregular, rectangular scales, exposing orangish brown innner bark.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Succeptible to a wide range of insects and diseases, specifically canker and borers in hot dry climates.

Native Habitat:
Europe, especially mountainous regions, western Asia.

Other Features:
This selection of the Sycamore Maple is simply stunning in foliage character.

Culture and Care:
To avoid burning, 'Eskimo Sunset' should not be planted in afternoon sun, and it prefers moist, humus-rich soil.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.