The October Glory Red Maple - Acer rubrum 'October Glory' - is aptly named. This cultivar shines in mid to late fall, longer than most maples, as the leaves are transfused with orange-red color. During this season, an October Glory Maple will be the beacon of your neighborhood, drawing the eyes of all passers by. Plant this tree in your yard if you want to light up your neighborhood in the fall, reduce your cooling bill in the summer, provide habitat for songbirds or experience great tree climbing.
Red maples are commonly used in a variety of landscapes because they tolerate many different conditions, including dry conditions and even the dreaded 'wet feet/roots'. They also provide ample shade with their upward-rounded growth and full leaf cover. These trees work wonders as natural air-conditioners. They provide large consistent shade in the summer and let the sun warm your home after leaf drop in the fall. The October Glory Red Maple tops out at about 50 ft. tall and 40 ft. wide and will grow quickly putting on 2 or more feet each year. We recommend pruning the tree upwards to give yourself plenty of room underneath the tree and maintain the full and upright shape.
|Bloom Color:||Small red flowers|
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||Eye catching bright orange and red|
|Foliage Color:||Green with hints of red as fall approaches|
|Genus & Species:||Acer rubrum 'October Glory'|
|Growth Rate:||Moderate to fast|
|Mature Height:||40 to 50 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||30 to 40 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to wet or dry conditions, needs acidic soil for best color production|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Zone:||3 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
I ordered one of these last month. It arrived 4 days later in good condition. It's been in the ground for 2 1/2 weeks and is already growing new leaves on all branches... Amazing!!!
I just ordered another. This was a no brainer.