October Glory® Red Maple Tree

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Outstanding Fall Color October Glory Red Maple Tree

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 'PNI 0268'). 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 fall 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!

Reliable Fall Color Even in Western States

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.

  • Beautiful Color Even in Mild Climates
  • Reliable Performer
  • Glowing Orange to Red Foliage in Fall
  • Fast Growing
  • Hardy and Adaptable
  • Lawn Tree, Shade, Fall Color Specimen, Wildlife-Friendly

How to Use October Glory® in the Landscape

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 due to weed-eater contact. Ring with a buffer zone of mulch that benefits the tree in more ways than one, or use a tree collar for protection.

#ProPlantTips for Care

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 an 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 just after it leafs out in spring so the cuts don't drip sap.

Most importantly, love this tree with its amazing fall show. Order your October Glory® Maple Tree at NatureHills.com today!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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October Glory® Red Maple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Acer rubrum 'PNI 0268'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 30 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring