The October Glory Maple tree is a fast growing red maple cultivar that makes a beautiful shade tree in any yard or landscape!
The maple has glistening dark green leaves all through early spring and summer. The foliage will turn a radiant orange to red color late in fall. The fall color will last for several weeks providing a dramatic display during the growing season.
This fast growing tree’s improved heat tolerance and dependable red and green color make this tree one of the most popular selections of red maples available. The October Glory red maple displays a silvery-gray bark and features tiny but noticeable red flowers that begin to bloom in spring. Its elegant red fruit attract birds and other wildlife.
The October Glory will grow 40-50 feet high with a 25-35 foot spread. It has an extremely fast growth rate of up to 1 to 2 feet per year. The tree is tolerant to many soil types but prefers slightly acidic soil and moist conditions along with partial shade to full sun.
Be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. Relatively free of pests and disease. Grows well over most of the United States in USDA growing zones 3-9.
Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
- Fall color
- Attractive red flowers
- Fast growing
- Shade tree