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1.'October Glory' Red Maple

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
3 – 9
Height:
40 – 50
Spread:
25-35
Habit:
Spreading and symmetrical with narrow head and ascending branches; oval-rounded outline
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Moist, well-drained soil preferable
Flowers:
red
Fruit:
often reddish, maturing to brown, winged fruit
Landscape use:
Great shade tree of excellent habit and beautiful color; superior to other soft maples; plant in groups for best effect
History:
Native range of red maple is Newfoundland to Florida, west to Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Texas; introduced 1860; ‘October Glory’ introduced by Princeton nursery
Pests\Problems:
None
Significant Features:
Intense orange to red fall color which can last into mid-November; long lived; rapid growth rate