Acer pseudoplatanus 'Eskimo Sunset'

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5February 8, 2008

hi

anyone with cultural info on this ....

i think i may have planted mine in too much shade.. i got info along the lines of the link below .... it is on irrigation.. water is fine... but growth rate is barely 4 inches per year ... after 3 years ...

that leaves me with concerns about bright but near total shade until very late in the day .... it is a cool area of the garden under a 100 foot oak ... perhaps 15 to 20 feet from the massive trunk .. with the canopy up about 20 feet ... nearly no direct sun per above ...

i am wondering if anyone has experience.. your zone.. and how much direct sun this thing can take .... in relation to the exposure ...

thanks

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Am I reading this correctly? you actually have a maple tree?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2008 at 4:48PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

ummmmmmmmmmmmm ....

no i think its a Fake[pseudo] plane[sycamore] ..... lol ....

ken

    Bookmark   February 8, 2008 at 5:28PM
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pineresin

It is of course, unlike most other maples, utterly hideous.

The most important thing to remember when planting is its unique planting requirements, that the roots are in the air, and the shoots deep in the soil.

;-)

    Bookmark   February 8, 2008 at 5:49PM
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giboosi_alttara(z6 CT)

Haha!

I think pineresin has it right!

Ken, how come you couldn't plant one of the many many pretty maples?

    Bookmark   February 8, 2008 at 11:50PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Handy nursery web site (when offering this item) has reported that this originates in New Zealand where it was named after the Esk Valley, and is correctly 'Esk Sunset'.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2008 at 11:00AM
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picea(6A Cinci- Oh)

Hi Ken,

At least yours in growing. Mine looks worse every year. Arbor Village nursery says it is growing well for them so you may want to call and ask how they have sited it. They are located somewhere in the midwest. Google arborvillageLLC.

David

    Bookmark   February 9, 2008 at 10:01PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i am getting ready to move this one...

any ideas just how much sun protection it needed ...

shall i presume a little protection from the hottest sun of the day .. might be better than shade all day???

someone has to have an opinion ...ken

    Bookmark   April 8, 2008 at 10:08AM
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corgimaples

I have a 4 to 5 foot Eskimo Sunset maple. It is in a very shaded area for best color. It is also protected from west winds. The maple would scorch if given too much sun. This spring's color is fantastic. However, something is chewing on the leaves recently. Beautiful tree!!!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2008 at 8:09PM
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Loretta NJ Z6

Ken,
How is your tree doing? I just saw this one for the first time at a local nursery and they were just beautiful in spite of what others posted here. I must have one! How are the leaves holding up? Have they scorched?

    Bookmark   May 11, 2010 at 1:48PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

mine is doing just fine... sloooowwwww ...

mine is in full sun until about 1pm.. then bright shade for the rest of the day.. so no great amount of scorch ...

it makes me very happy .. you need to get it ...

ken

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 11:13AM
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pineresin

It'll benefit from a generous foliar feed application of 2-[(phosphonomethyl)amino]acetic acid

Resin

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 11:25AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i hope she knows you are kidding

you are a tree racist resin .... only one color allowed ...

as with such.. ignore him .. lol ..

ken

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 11:49AM
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Loretta NJ Z6

Oh come on! You know what they say...

.............Pink makes the boys wink!

Anyway - it sold out before I could see what it looked like in summer.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 3:35PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

'Esk Sunset' maintains the harlequin appearance through summer here in cool USDA 8. Dry sites may see some mildew, I don't remember for sure one way or the other. Do remember seeing horrid mildew recently on purple Norway maples and bigleaf maple.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 9:06PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

bumping it up ...

cuz its funny

resin is such a card ...

ken

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 6:02PM
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