Flashfire Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum ‘JFS-Caddo2’)

Flashfire Sugar Maple

Flashfire® Sugar Maple Tree (Acer saccharum ‘JFS-Caddo2’) is a brilliant new member of the Red Maple Tree family! Glossy and colorful foliage in spring transforms into exceptional dark-green foliage all summer! Plus, the iconic fall color you expect from a Maple when the autumn temperatures drop, only better!

New and improved mildew resistance, plus heat and humidity tolerance, the Flashfire® is a lovely ornamental shade tree with lobed foliage, unique winged seed pods and of course that fall color everyone raves about – amplified! Bold, brilliant and early, your tree explodes into saturated hues of red, orange and yellow!

Dense foliage and compact growth make this tree a wonderful hedgerow tree for privacy when pruned smaller, or let develop to full size to shade seating areas and gardens, blocking out the hot sun and cooling everything beneath its limbs.

Planting and Application:

Maturing into a broad-reaching oval form, Flashfire® casts cooling shade over your driveway, home or garden beds! Great for front and back yard landscaping, you’ll want to site this tree where you’ll easily be able to witness its year-round beauty!

Like other Sugar Maple trees, Flashfire® does produce that syrupy, sticky sap, so once your tree is old enough – go ahead and tap it! Be careful not to prune your tree until winter so the sap doesn’t make your car or seating areas develop into a sticky situation.

  • Focal point & shade tree. Colorful specimen
  • Brilliant red-orange-yellow fall color
  • Great low branches for screening & privacy
  • Long-lived & deep-rooted trees

Tips for Care:

Plant Flashfire® in full sun and in an open area for great air circulation, this will give you the best color. Give these roots room to grow and plant in a well-enriched environment that is also well-drained.

  • Tolerant of heat and humidity. Cold hardy
  • Large root system – needs regular, moderate moisture, room & average fertility
  • Not as large as other Sugar Maple varieties
  • Head over to our Garden Blog for more Maple Tree Care & Planting info!
  • Mulch young trees well – protects from mower damage, adds insulation & retains moisture

Get ready for bonfires, sweaters and hot apple cider by ordering a Flashfire® Sugar Maple tree for your landscape today! You won’t want to miss out on another autumn color show!

Flashfire Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum ‘JFS-Caddo2’) Details

Common name Flashfire Sugar Maple
Botanical name Acer saccharum 'JFS-Caddo2'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 45 ft.
Width 40 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Late Winter