October Glory Red Maple

Product Description

The October Glory is a rapid-growing red maple cultivar that makes a beautiful shade tree addition to any yard or landscape!

The maple has glistening dark green leaves all through spring and summer that and will turn a radiant red late in fall and last several weeks. This fast growing tree’s improved heat tolerance and dependable fall color make this tree one of the most popular selections of red maples. The October Glory displays a nice silvery-gray bark and features tiny but noticeable red flowers that begin to bloom in spring, and its elegant red fruit attract birds and other wildlife.

The October Glory will grow 40-50 feet high with a 25-35 foot spread. The tree is tolerant to many soil varieties, but prefers slightly acidic and moister conditions along with partial shade to full sunlight.

Botanical Name

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 40-50 ft
Mature Width 25-35 ft
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Fall color
  • Attractive red flowers
  • Fast growing
  • Shade tree

Shipping Info

Once your October Glory Red Maple order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

OCTOBER GLORY RED MAPLE CARE:

The October Glory Red Maple prefers full sun or partial shade. They prefer steadily moist but not soggy soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. Regular watering is especially important until established. A planting site should be chosen that offers reasonable clearance from driveways and sidewalks.

Although the October Glory Red Maple’s root system is not particularly invasive, their roots develop near the surface and can be damaging to stationary structures. Occasional pruning is beneficial to promote a strong, balanced structure. Any dead or damaged branches should be removed at their base. Pruning timing is important for any Maple tree and should only be performed in mid to late summer, with July and August being ideal in most climates.

It is most ideal to plant these trees in the fall or winter, during their dormant period of increased root growth.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your October Glory Red Maple, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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1 review for October Glory Red Maple

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maggie Pontious

    Waited for my review to see if my tree leaved in the spring and it did! I ordered at the end of fall and the tree had already lost its leaves so I was skeptic about its wellbeing. Spring has sprung and so has my tree! Considering another tree for my back yard now.

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