7 years ago. These are true sugar maples and are considered an ectotype and are more drought tolerant, better adapted to high pH soils and more resistant to leaf scorch and tatter than the norm. Buy Flashfire® Caddo Sugar Maple online. Thanks. It was selected from the heat-tolerant Caddo County sugar maples native to canyons in Oklahoma. Buy Caddo Sugar Maple online. Created in 1901 as part of Oklahoma Territory, the county is named for the Caddo tribe who were settled here on a reservation in the 1870s. Caddo is more resistant to leaf scorch. 7 years ago . Life form: Deciduous tree. 13 years ago. The crown is oval, it is drought tolerant, and makes good shade for those hot summer days. Follow. Family: Aceraceae (maple family) Distribution: Species native to e. North America. --Spruce. Its county seat is Anadarko. Like; Save; lou_spicewood_tx. This maple has a spectacular show of colors in the fall ranging from yellow to orange. Common name: Powder Keg® Caddo sugar maple. Uprigh … Maple, Sugar (Acer saccharum) A: M: H: Large tree with brilliant fall color. For those who have grown one, do they "look" like a 'regular' sugar maple, more or less, or different? This post was edited by bboy on Wed, Oct 23, 13 at 3:47. I'm curious to see how it turns out in my area. Flashfire, another Caddo maple, is hardy to zone 4, adapted to southern heat and has good mildew resistance. Comments (3) Embothrium. In horticultural practice a seed-raised cultivar 'Caddo', after Caddo county in Oklahoma. Original Author. Flashfire® Caddo Sugar Maple was selected from Caddo Mountain sugar maple seedings, this tree has the brightest red fall color we have seen in a cultivar adapted to Southern heat. It features dark green summer foliage, better mildew resistance than other Caddo selections, strong growth, and brilliant red, early fall color. Best adapted to deep, rich, moist, sandy loam soils. Like; Save; Elektron. Of particular interest are the Caddo sugar maples which originated from an isolated population in Caddo, County, Oklahoma. A bit more information: These heat and drought tolerant sugar maple varieties originated in the Caddo Mountains of Oklahoma. Just how resistant to scorch is impressive. Caddo sugar maple is native to west-central Oklahoma making it suitable for most regions of the state. Hardiness: USDA Zone 4. Caddo has star shaped leaves that turn in slightly on the edges. Comments: This is a drought and heat resistant selection from one of our best known, deciduous forest natives. Sometimes when sugar maple put out their new shoots with their new leaves the tips of the shoots even droop over a bit. Caddo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,600. Email Save Comment 3. Like other sugar maples, they do not tolerate heavy soils that can be frequently saturated or wet areas.