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Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple planted in landscape with spring green leaves filling the branches
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple grown in a black nursery pot with its green foliage
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple planted in landscape with spring green leaves filling the branches
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple grown in a black nursery pot with its green foliage



  • Dark green foliage throughout the spring and summer season
  • Transitions to bright oranges and reds by fall
  • Adaptable to different climates and easy to grow
  • Excellent shade tree with full canopy
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Mature Height: 50-70' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-40' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 35-60' apart

Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Acer saccharum 'Bailsta'

Regular price $650.00
Delivery Date Determined By Size
Shipping included
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Why plant Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple?

Get this party started! The Fall Fiesta® Sugar Maple is a celebration of autumn with its jubilant fall foliage display. When the days become crisp and cool, its leaves heat up, turning a brilliant red-orange, like those of the best of the Sugar Maples. It’s an event you’ll look forward to each year. During the rest of the season, Fall Fiesta® will provide welcome shade for picnicking, grilling out, and for all your outdoor get-togethers. Every year this long-lived legacy tree will grow in beauty and stature, becoming more impressive and adding value to your home.

Fall Fiesta® originated as a seedling that outperformed its siblings. Max Lamis of Bailey Nursery in Yamhill, Oregon, raised a crop of Sugar Maple seedlings using seed from the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Fall Fiesta® emerged as superior to its siblings and to other Sugar Maples on the market on several accounts. Most notably, it was found to be a more vigorous grower than other selections, growing as much as two feet per year. The new tree was also discovered to have an especially thick, waxy coating on the leaves, enabling them to hold up better in summer heat and wind. And of course, the fall color was dynamite.

How to use Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple in the landscape?

Bring the fiesta to your home with the Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple! With its amazing colorful fall foliage it will most definitely give a show in your landscape. Plant these wonderful trees as a single specimen that will turn heads, or do a mass planting with other colorful maples! These trees make the perfect privacy screen for blocking out those unwanted eyes. Plant these Sugar Maples in a row to create the privacy you want and need!

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a 'grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple

Sugar Maples perform best in cool northern climates, although Fall Fiesta® is more forgiving than most of heat and humidity. It will be slower growing and have more of a yellow-orange fall color in the South. Plant this regal tree in full sun to light shade in rich, well-drained soil and water regularly. A layer of wood chips or shredded bark mulch will help keep the roots cool and moist. In most cases, Fall Fiesta® is not a great tree for the city, but in suburban and neighborhoods where the tree can stretch out its roots and isn’t bothered by pollution, it is stellar.

How To Water

Sugar Maples will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Sugar Maples in general don’t need a lot of attention when it comes to pruning as it is in their nature to grow in the round shape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 3-8



How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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