Sugar Maple ‘Bailsta’ FALL FIESTA

Arbor walk #87

‘Bilsta’ is a native cultivar to the Missouri native Sugar Maple. It can grow to 50′ tall by 40′  wide. Fall leaf color is a mix of yellows, oranges, and red. Maples are famous for their sweet sap for syrup, their good shade, and their presence on the Canadian flag.

Name Sugar Maple ‘Bailsta’
Latin Name Acer saccharum ‘Bailsta’
Type Native Cultivar
Diameter 4 1/2″ caliper
Color of Leaf The 5 lobed leaves are dark green in summer, changing to yellow, orange and red in fall.
Shape of Leaf Simple leaves in pairs (opposite); 3 to 6 inches long.
Color of Flower Pale yellow
Shape of Flower Small, pendulous clusters
Fruit Characteristics Fruit are winged seeds in pairs (samaras); 1 inch long.
Bark Characteristics Gray brown and deeply furrowed
Foliage Type Deciduous

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