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Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

Maple, October Glory®

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A rapid growing Red Maple cultivar. This ever-popular maple should be considered as a beautiful shade tree addition to any yard. Glistening dark green leaves in spring, summer turn radiant red late fall and last several weeks. Tiny, conspicuous red flowers bloom in spring. Showy red fruit attract many birds and other wildlife


40-50 ft


25-35 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

Maple, October Glory® Growing and Maintenance Tips

Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Seldom requires pruning.Pruning time: winter.

Acer rubrum 'October Glory' Characteristics


  • Specimen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Birds