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Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

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Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum 'Bailsta'


An excellent cultivar of the native river birch selected for its amazing peeling bark in colors of white, brown and tan, more creamy white than the species, also has reliable fall color; needs acidic soil, susceptible to chlorosis in alkaline soils.

Details

Height: 60 feet

Spread: 60 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 3b

Other Names: Hard Maple, Rock Maple

Ornamental Features:

Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Accent

Plant Characteristics:

Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 60 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 10 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

Additional Information

SKU T0610-G