- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 45' tall
- Mature Width: 40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 35-40' apat
A NEW VARIETY OF RED MAPLE THAT EXPLODES INTO FALL WITH A SEA OF REDS, ORANGES AND YELLOWS
- Deep green leaves spring through summer
- Vibrant red to orange to yellow fall color
- Wonderful ornamental shade tree
- Plant in an open location as a specimen tree or a spot where your neighbors can enjoy the fall show too
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the Flashfire® Sugar Maple?
You'll be wow-ed by the fall color of this fiery maple tree. Flashfire brings the heat when the weather changes and the leaves change from bright green to bright, fire engine red. Don't worry about not having a large landscape for this sugar maple to grow, Flashfire keeps a tidy, compact shape that is ideal for spaces big and small. Break out your favorite lounging chair and enjoy the sun from under the canopy of the Flashfire Sugar Maple, a fantastic shade tree for small spaces!
Flashfire is a cultivar sugar maple native to many parts of Eastern North America but also an abundant tree found in hardwood forests spanning from Missouri to Canada. This tree is a main tree to contribute fall color to New England homes. Native Americans taught the early settlers how to tap into sugar maples to produce maple syrup.
How to use in the landscape?
This compact tree maintains an attractive oval habit that makes this tree great for smaller landscapes that do not have the room to allow a tree to branch out wide. Flashfire is best known for the extraordinary bright fall color that springs up from the bright green summer leaves. You'll be delighted to see vibrant orange, yellow, and red leaves add a spark of interest to the fall landscape. A low maintenance tree, this tree can handle heat and humidity, but should not be planted in an area that is abundant with air pollution as Flashfire prefers fresh, unobstructed air. This tree does grow tall and should not be located under power lines due to the branches becoming tangled in the wires.
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.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 45' tall
Mature Width: 40' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 35-40' apart
How To Plant
Flashfire is a simple tree to provide for as it is a low-maintenance tree. Locate Flashfire in an area that is abundant with full sun and moist, well-draining soil. A slow growing legacy tree, Flashfire will provide fantastic fall color for many years to come!
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
Sugar Maples will brighten your cool, autumn days and autumn is the best time to pay it back by fertilizing. 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.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
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, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) 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.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
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).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
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 BowerandBranch.com 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).