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Discussion in 'Maple Photo Gallery' started by mendocinomaples, Mar 28, 2005.
Full sun D. It's very happy in that position.
@SLR2009, as you can see, mine and D @LoverOfMaples Esk Sunsets are only just getting going now.
'Esk Sunset' this evening
It does gave the perfect name for an evening photo shoot. Well timed D.
11th May 2021, it has taken longer this year than any time I've known tbh, but the leaves are now here.
28th May 2021 and now the leaves on my Esk Sunset are showing those variegated pinks, green and whites.
16th June 2021 and a very early morning photo from underneath of my Esk Sunset. Always says to me that Summer is here!!
This is my first time posting this one.
I'm in love............
And the love goes on and on and.......
30th April 2022 and this one is about as late as it's ever been leafing out. But in the morning sunshine it looked happy.
4th May 2022 and now those wonderful leaves are starting to show off.
18th May 2022 and the Spring leaves have turned to Summer already on my Esk Sunset.
3rd June 2022 above or below makes no difference to the beauty of this pseudoplatanus.
My newest tree. Very excited about this one: I've heard it's more wind-hardy than the Japanese varieties so I've popped it in a slightly more exposed spot (once it grows enough to stick its head above my fence, anyway) so I'm looking forward to what it does:
Lovely Xi, you won't regret getting it. But just to remind you, It is not an Autumnal colour maple. The leaves tend to just brown and drop. But Spring and Summer are a WOW.
WOW is right! I don't mind lack of Autumn colour if it gives this extended show throughout the earlier months of the year: I love that pink underside to the leaves, especially when the wind blows through them!
One of my favorite features too, of all the sycamores with purple undersides. 'Esk Sunset' is the pinkest of them to my eye. Mine is actually surviving the drought reasonably well, they do tend to shrivel up in hot full sun. And it really is catastrophic right now.
All of these cultivars with purple leaf undersides come from A. pseudoplatanus f. purpureum, which in good specimens has very dark green leaves and deep purple undersides that light up in the sun and wind, it's a joy to see growing in ravines along the coast and islands of Bretagne. And none of the cultivars or species has anything to mention when it comes to autumn colors, but so worth growing anyway.
20th May 2023 and my Esk Sunset is springing into life. Looks like it's going to be a good one this year.