For a magnificent display of radiant fall color that lasts nearly a month, take a good look at the beautiful October Glory Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'October Glory'). It's widely adaptable across the United States and will perform for you year after year - even if the climate is mild.
The October Glory Maple is one of the most popular Maples for many reasons. It's well known for its fantastic fall color. As well, the tree's ability to adapt and perform in a wide range of climate conditions is another outstanding feature.
For several weeks, you'll be treated to one of the most vibrant displays of any tree in your neighborhood. In fact, the display of orange, yellow and red leaves lasts far longer than many other Maples.
It would look spectacular in your yard as a central focus, or equally at home near other plantings due to its upward growth. It can grow 2 feet a year - or more!
Because every tree produced is a clone of the parent, they have a uniform and consistent look. Imagine a nice, neat row of October Glory lining your drive or planted along the fence line. You'll love this formal look in your landscape.
This hard-working, gorgeous tree will bring you so much joy! You may not notice the tiny red flowers in spring, but your local butterflies will. Dark green leaves drape the branches all summer long and cast a wonderfully lush shade. Then the entrancing fall color display starts and keeps going and going. You'll love this tree.
For a carefree, rapid growth Maple that features vibrant color, you can't do better than the October Glory Red Maple tree. Order today!
Western homeowners take heart. You don't have to be left out of the cozy spirit of fall. October Glory is known for its ability to give a tremendous fall color display, even in the warmer climates of the western states.
Other Red Maples need constant lowering temperatures in fall to ensure good fall color. But the October Glory Maple dependably puts on a wonderful explosion of orange, yellow and red, in even the mildest fall conditions.
This tree is a great choice for those looking for a formal landscape tree. Rapid growth, reliability and enduring fall color make it a perfect specimen tree.
This is an incredible shade tree in the lawn. You do need to be aware that the trunk is sensitive to weed eater damage as a young tree. It can be severely set back from weed eater contact.
We recommend that you keep a space of about 1 foot around the trunk clear of all grass. Use mulch instead. Doing this will help you clearly identify how close you or landscape staff can get to the trunk.
Great results come from selecting an appropriate planting site. Plant in full sun for best results. Give your tree at least 20 feet of space away from driveways, walkways or patios.
October Glory requires fast draining soils. For a Maple, it's actually surprisingly tolerant to periodically wet locations - as long as the drainage is good. It won't grow in standing water.
Provide a consistent schedule of moisture, especially when the tree is first planted. Give it more water during heat spikes.
When planted in open space, add 3 to 4 inches of mulch spread out to 3 feet outside of the canopy. This will keep the root system cool during a hot summer.
Because it prefers slightly acidic soil, feed it with an acidic fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth Acid Lover in the spring. Prune it in fall or winter.
Most importantly, love this tree with it's amazing fall show. Order yours today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Acer rubrum 'PNI 0268'|
|Mature Height||40 - 50 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 40 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Orange, Red|