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Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple

Acer pseudoplatanus 'Eskimo Sunset'

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Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus 'Eskimo Sunset') at Plants Unlimited

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple foliage

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple foliage

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Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus 'Eskimo Sunset') at Plants Unlimited

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Planetree Maple


A stunning new introduction with incredible leaf colors; foliage emerges radiant pink, fading to a mottled blend of cream, dark and light green and pink; this smaller tree makes a stunning landscape accent that can be seen for miles

Ornamental Features

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple has attractive light green-spotted dark green foliage with hints of rose which emerges pink in spring on a tree with an oval habit of growth. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding brown in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Foliage Color  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features

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