Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset' a.k.a. 'Eskimo Sunset'

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  1. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Many maple cultivars have been mildewing around here in recent years, I am pretty sure this includes 'Esk Sunset'.
     
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    Some of mine diod have mildew but others did get a fall color.
     

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  3. maplesandpaws

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    For those who own this cultivar, preferably for a decent amount of time, can you speak to it's ability to deal with heat/humidity? When I do a search, in many places it is indicated that Eskimo Sunset does well in these conditions, however, I have just been informed by the nursery I am thinking of acquiring this cultivar from, that it will wilt and die in heat and humidity, and therefore, they won't warranty it if I do purchase it.

    This cultivar has intrigued me for a while, there's nothing else out there quite like it, but I don't want to get one if it's just going to kick the bucket...
     
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    alex66 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    is a very stunning maple and have a very good resistence to dry conditions
     
  5. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Andrea,

    Unlike Alex I can't speak specifically to this cultivar's resistance, as regular "heat and humidity" from a Kansas point of view aren't real issues in Normandie. However I can say that typically sycamore maples (this is one) are known for their ability to deal with difficult conditions. Alex's has done well with hot dry conditions, and I wouldn't think adding humidity would contradict his experience.

    Generally speaking pseudoplatanus is much, much easier than any JM you'd care to name...

    HTH

    -E
     
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    Emery, Alex, thank you for commenting. See, and that's kind of what I thought. But yet, in asking this same question of a few people in the SE (Georgia, etc) who would have heat and humidity similar to that of Kansas - though, probably even a bit more humid - they have said it is prone to mildew and is not entirely reliable. It's frustrating when you get two different answers to a question...
     
  7. alex66

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    Copper is the solution , when there is one problems with umidity use copper ;)
     
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    Hello
    My Name is Joachim and i have many eskimo sunsets:-)
    Last week i put the plants i larger pots.
    These maples are my Favorit.
    Regards from germany
    Joachim
     

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  9. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    This tree is just amazing especially when there is a light breeze and the underside of the leaves display their beautiful rust colours.
    I have mine positioned in full sun and it copes very well.
    These photos are from Spring and Summer 2020.
     

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    August 5th 2020 and you just have to look at this tree from underneath. Just caught a bit of blue sky.
     

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    20th August 2020 and after days of rain after a heatwave, everything is picking up again. Severe storms coming tomorrow, so I hope I can batten down the hatches so to speak and protect my trees.
    From underneath last time, now the beauty from on top. Such a pretty leaf !!!
     

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    September 9th 2020 and my Esk Sunset has started to change, but the tell tell colours are still holding on.
     

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    2nd October 2020 and after discussions last night I thought I would post a photo of mine.
     

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    Another new addition that I'm excited about. I had to have it after looking at all the nice pics @Acerholic posted of his.
     

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    A very cold start to the day -5°C on the 25th January 2021 and my Esk Sunset had frosty snow on all the branches and buds.
    Esk sunset 310.JPG
     
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    after one week with low temperature (around -7) and snow in march ,my esk sunset is dead together one big (6meter)Acer pseudoplatanus Nizetii -
     
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    Really sorry to hear that Alex. Esk Sunset is a beautiful tree.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. I didn't think it could be colder in Rome than in Orléans. We also had a couple of hours of snow that rapidly melted, but no temperatures that low so far. I think the minimum must have been -4°C since the beginning of winter...
     
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    Esk sunset together Nizetii are easy cross pollineted and i have found many baby with the amazing sprimg colorsand variegations in the soil sowed by the nature -but only one with pink variegations and under leaves purple like Esk sunset-a good lot of this plant after two years lost variegations and remain an ordinary Acer pseudoplatanus- but one for two years all albino leaves !! :) nature is masterpiece!
     
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    E vero, that's true ...
     
  21. Acerholic

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    24th April 2021 and I thought I would update my Esk Sunset here today as there has been conversations on the forum about this recently.
    It's only just starting to unfurl a few buds.
    Esk Sunset 201.JPG
     
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  22. LoverOfMaples

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    Hey D. This two seem to be on the same track. Every though so far away......

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    I see a few hitchhikers I will need to kick off.
     
  23. Acerholic

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    Can't see what you mean D. Is it the dreaded Aphids?
     
  24. Acerholic

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    But not too far away now we have this forum D. I'm thinking next week for leafing out, is that what you are thinking ?
     
  25. LoverOfMaples

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    Exactly what I'm thinking D. Where do you have yours positioned in your garden?
     

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