Esk Sunset Variegated Maple
Esk Sunset variegated maple ( Acer psuedoplatanus ‘Esk Sunset’) displays outstanding bright white and pink variegation in the spring. The bottom of the leaves feature contrasting red color, adding to Esk Sunset showy display when the wind blows through it. When planting in the south, some shade is required.
Sometimes incorrectly referred to as Eskimo Sunset, the name Esk refers to a valley in New Zealand.
Care and Planting tips for your Esk Sunset variegated maple:
Make sure you plant your Esk Sunset with good drainage. Proper drainage techniques include planting the tree in a raised bed, planting on a slope, and creating a planting mound 4 to 6 inches above the existing grade. These maples require moist, well drained soil. Amend the soil with organic material. We recommend adding an organic mulch over the planting area. Esk Sunset is suited for sun and part sun conditions.
Want more tips on how to prune and care for your maples? Follow this link to our friend Norm Mittleider’s website The Art of Pruning: http://www.art-of-pruning.com/resources/news
Norm posts seasonal tips for providing optimal conditions for the health and appearance for Japanese maples. He has extensive training and experience in maple care and pruning.
The advantages of buying your Esk Sunset from Garden Design Nursery:
Here at Garden Design Nursery, we graft and grow our Japanese Maples to the highest standards. Rest assured we offer the healthiest and largest plants available on the web. We carefully select each plant for quality, and individually boxed with the growing container. This ensures the tree arrives with the root system intact, and allows you to plant your new tree at your convenience!