- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 40 - 50 Feet
- Mature Spread 30 - 40 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
For the most striking autumnal color, you can’t go wrong with the October Glory Red Maple. Also known as Acer rubrum 'October Glory', this tree develops dark-green glossy foliage in the spring, which then turns the most wonderful shades of red, orange and yellow in the fall. As a large specimen that can grow to an eventual 50 feet tall over time, the October Glory Red Maple really is an impressive tree. This is a great Red Maple for reliable fall color.
The October Glory Red Maple is relatively fast growing and produces a pleasing rounded form. Being easy to grow and low maintenance, it is a popular tree that has a multitude of uses. It is perfectly suited to growing as a specimen tree, for lining a driveway or for street planting. Belonging to the red maple family, it is native to North America and suitable for growing in zones 4 to 9.
October Glory Red Maple Care
The October Glory Red Maple will tolerate most soil types but thrives when grown in slightly acidic and well-drained soil. For the best fall color, full sun is recommended, although it will cope with partial shade as well. Preferring an average to moist soil, regular watering is required until established, especially in Southern areas. An annual mulch around the base of the tree will help reduce moisture loss and weed growth. As a large tree, care must be taken when siting this tree so as not to interfere with any overhead or nearby power lines or structures.
Pruning is generally not required except to remove any damaged or dead branches, which can be done in winter. If pruning, any tools used should be sharp and sterilized to help prevent untidy wounds and disease.
October Glory Red Maple Spacing
When fully grown, the October Glory Red Maple can reach a size of 40-50 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide. As a deciduous tree, the October Glory Red Maple can be underplanted with spring bulbs for some early season color.
October Glory Red Maple Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Trees|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 40 - 50 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 30 - 40 Feet|
|Spacing: 30 - 40 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange, Red|
|Foliage Description: Multicolor|
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest|
|Uses: Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: October Glory Red Maple|
|Other Name(s): October Glory Red Maple|
|Scientific Name: Acer rubrum 'October Glory' - grow bag|
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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