Acer pseudoplatanus Eskimo Sunset

Eskimo Sunset maple
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft

This small sycamore maple tree has perhaps the most exotic leaf colours of any maple. The new leaves emerge orange-green to yellow-green in spring with bronze tints, but change very quickly to a creamy-beige with dark green marbling. By the summer the leaves become a creamy-white colour, accented with green speckles and splashed with pink shades, and solid pink / purple undersides.

Eskimo Sunset is also (and perhaps more accurately) known as Esk Sunset - after the Esk Valley on the North island of New Zealand where it was discovered. It belongs to the maple species Acer pseudoplatanus, commonly known as sycamores.

Eskimo Sunset trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 27th September (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Height in 10 years
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2-year top-worked Eskimo Sunset tree - in a 12L pot

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How to grow

Eskimo Sunset is easy to grow and is an excellent choice for exposed sites, including coastal situations. It does best if planted in full sun.

It can be hard-pruned at any time to control size and shape.

Eskimo Sunset characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive foliage Variegated foliage
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Site conditions: Coastal site Windy site
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Small spaces
  • Pruning: Prune hard
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Country of origin: New Zealand
  • Leaf colour: Pink-white-green variegated
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous