Caddo Maple Trees For Sale

Vibrant, Hardy Fall Color

Why Flashfire Maples?

The Flashfire Maple, often known as the Caddo Sugar Maple, earned its name from the vibrant burnt-orange to red color its leaves turn in the fall. It’s famous in Canada and New England for its remarkable red color, with attractive green foliage in spring and summer.

You’ll love this tree not only for its vivid color, but also for its hardiness and disease resistance. The Flashfire Maple can withstand temperatures as cold as -30° F, while also thriving in the consistent warmth of the southern United States. It’s more resistant to mildew and disease than many other trees, and it doesn’t mind low humidity or intense sunlight.

It has a naturally neat, oval shape, and its five-foot canopy clearance provides year-round visibility. It’s an attractive shade, border, or accent tree, with one of the most spectacular fall showings of any Maple.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: The Flashfire Maple can tolerate many different soil conditions, but it prefers well-draining soil. When you’re ready to plant, select a spot in full to partial sun exposure (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day is ideal). Dig a hole that’s 2 to 3 times the width of your tree’s root ball and equal depth.

Place your tree in the hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground. Fill a small amount of soil into the hole to maintain the tree’s upright position and water thoroughly. Once the water has absorbed into the root ball and surrounding soil, backfill the remaining soil. Pack firmly and water a second time. Mulch to retain soil moisture and keep competing growth away.

2. Watering: During its formative years, your Flashfire Maple will require weekly watering. Even as it matures, your tree will still need plenty of water during the summer months. Light green leaves are a sign of over-watering, while drooping leaves can signify both over-watering and under-watering.

3. Fertilizing: During the first growing season, use only slow-release fertilizer tablets on your new maple. Any 10-10-10 fertilizer is suitable. Fertilize your Flashfire Maple twice a month when it is coming out of dormancy, and once a month during the summer. Discontinue fertilizing before the tree returns to its dormant state.

4. Pruning: Since Maple Trees bleed sap when their branches are cut, the best time to prune is when the leaves have fully matured. At this time, there will be less sap. Prune to remove all dead or dying branches, and then to shape as needed.