October Glory Red Maple is a medium-sized female deciduous tree with an oval crown and reliably outstanding fall color. Large glossy dark green palmate leaves grow on red stems hold their green well into fall before earning its bright orange to deep, reddish-purple fall color - even in warmer climates. October Glory holds its foliage into fall longer than with most cultivars. Attractive red flowers bloom in spring before the foliage emerges and gives way to red-tinged samaras. Grows best in rich, moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.
40’ - 50'
30' - 40'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. Water regularly. Potential issues include stem canker, leaf spots, and root rots. Potential insect pests include aphids, scale, borers, and leafhoppers. Verticillium Wilt can be fatal.
LANDSCAPE USES: Group Plantings or Specimen Tree, Naturalized Areas, Woodland Gardens, Privacy Screen, Street Tree, and Shade Tree.
COMPANION PLANTS: Viburnum, Wax Myrtle, Sage
IMAGE:Acabashi, 'Acer rubrum' "October Glory" Beale Arboretum - West Lodge Park - Hadley Wood - Enfield London, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Acer rubrum October Glory 0zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Acer rubrum October Glory 5zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Acer rubrum October Glory 10zz, CC BY-SA 4.0, (4) photo by charliebomber, Acer Rubrum
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown