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Red Maple - October Glory

Fast-Growing with Long-Lasting Color


This Red Maple (Acer rubrum October Glory) is known for its rapid growth and enduring fall color. In fact, its “October Glory” display of orange-red leaves lasts far longer than many other Maples. 


For several weeks you will be treated to one of the most vibrant displays of any tree in your neighborhood. It would look spectacular in your yard as a central focus, or equally at home near other plantings due to its narrow, upward growth.


October Glory is one of the most popular Maples for many reasons.  Tiny spots of fiery red flower clusters appear on the bare branches in the spring while the rest of your yard is still muted in browns and greys. 


The birds will flock to the small, elongated red fruits that accompany the flowers.  Glossy green leaves will appear next, some slightly tinted with a reddish hue.  As summer progresses, your Maple will grow 2 feet or more, achieving an oval-rounded form for optimal shade.


The October Glory can reach heights of 50' tall and 40' wide.  It’s far more tolerant of some soil and weather conditions than other Maples, and forgiving of a neglectful nature. 


For a carefree, rapid-growth Maple of vibrant color you can’t do better than the October Glory.


* Long lasting fall color
* rapid growth
* hardy

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October Glory Review by Chris V
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Besides being a hardy, medium to fast growing shade tree, this tree is excellent for fall color. In most years the fall color which starts in early to mid october and lasts into mid november is about the brightest red that you will ever see. Its so bright that it almost hurts your eyes! The color starts changing to a dull maroon color and you might be fooled into thinking the color will stay dull, but wait about another week or two and you will see the leaves turn to a very bright red color. I have actually had some people stop at my house and ask me what kind of tree this was. The color is that spectactular. I have 3 of these trees and they have always turned bright red with a little orange mixed in sometimes. I have never seen them turn yellow. I dont know how warmer or colder climates will affect the fall color but where I live in zone 7 the color has always been fantastic!
Where's the color Review by Shelley
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We planted our tree over five years ago and I have yet to see the beautiful color that describes this tree. I admit that it does hold its leaves until late fall, but I havent seen the brilliant color that we were looking for. Can anyone suggest a solution to get this color in the fall?
Where‘s the color Review by Shelley
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We planted our tree over five years ago and I have yet to see the beautiful color that describes this tree. I admit that it does hold its leaves until late fall, but I havent seen the brilliant color that we were looking for. Can anyone suggest a solution to get this color in the fall?

<p><strong><font size=1>Answer from Nature Hills:</strong> Leaf color is dependent on several factors, most of which cannot be artificially supplied. Temperature, sunlight, and soil moisture greatly influence the quality of the fall foliage display. The range and intensity of autumn colors is greatly influenced by the weather. Low temperatures destroy chlorophyll, and if they stay above freezing, promote the formation
of anthocyanins. Bright sunshine also destroys chlorophyll and enhances
anthocyanin production. Dry weather, by increasing sugar concentration in sap, also increases the amount of anthocyanin. So the brightest autumn colors are produced when dry, sunny days are followed by cool, dry nights. So your colors may be quite different from year to year. </p></font><br>
Beautiful Tree Review by Mark
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I planted this tree around six years ago near my new home but found it to be rather slow growing. The tree was unimpressive so four years ago I transplanted it along a wood line in some poor soil which borders a side of my property and pretty much forgot about it. A few weeks back I noticed that this tree had transformed itself into the most beautiful red tree I have ever seen. I generally travel to the mountains ever fall to view the leaf change and must say that this little tree rivals the colors I have seen in both North Carolina and Vermont. I have since purchased three more of these beauties and will give them all the attention they deserve in anticipation of the fall color show they can produce.
I LOVE MY TREE Review by OBIE
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WE PLANTED OUR TREE 3 YEARS AGO TO HELP SHADE OUR SUNROOM. WHEN THIS TREE SHOWS HER COLORS IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL i"VE EVER SEEN. I CAN SEE HER FROM MY KITCHEN AND IT JUST STOPS ME IN MY TRACKS AND I HAVE TO JUST TAKE IN HER BEAUTY IM SOOO HAPPY WITH OUR CHOICE.

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Plant Facts

Family Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 25 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 35 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 5-8
Moisture Drought Tolerant
Mature Form Broad, Round
Growth Rate Rapid
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Small Red
Fall Color Red, Orange, Yellow
Bloom Period Spring

Red Maple - October Glory.

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