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October Glory Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

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October Glory Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'October Glory') at Autumn Hill Nursery

October Glory Red Maple in fall

October Glory Red Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

October Glory Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'October Glory') at Autumn Hill Nursery

October Glory Red Maple

October Glory Red Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

October Glory Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'October Glory') at Autumn Hill Nursery

October Glory Red Maple in fall

October Glory Red Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  50 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Swamp Maple, Scarlet Maple

Description:

A popular selection of red maple with good form and excellent red fall color year after year; a shapely large shade tree, perfect for larger landscapes, makes a fine street or boulevard tree; intolerant of alkaline soils

Ornamental Features

October Glory Red Maple is primarily valued in the landscape for its decidedly oval form. It features showy clusters of red flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has green deciduous foliage which emerges red in spring. The lobed leaves turn an outstanding red in the fall. The furrowed silver bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

October Glory Red Maple is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

October Glory Red Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

October Glory Red Maple will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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