October Glory

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Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’

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  • Stunning large scale Canadian Maple
  • Dense green foliage, rounded tree form
  • Spectacular Autumn foliage colour change
  • Excellent feature, specimen or shade tree
  • Hardy and low maintenance plant variety


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The “October Glory” maple (Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’) is indeed a spectacular large-scale feature tree known for its brilliant autumn foliage color change. The standout feature of the October Glory maple is its stunning autumn foliage. As the name suggests, it undergoes a remarkable color transformation in the fall, displaying vibrant shades of red, orange, and sometimes even deep purples. Ideal for large landscapes, parks, or open areas where its size and brilliant fall colors can be fully appreciated. It can also be used as a shade tree in residential yards.


Product Specifications

  • Botanical Name: Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’
  • Family: Canadian Maple
  • Mature Height: 10 meters plus
  • Mature Width: 5 – 10 meters
  • Foliage: Green leaves, transform to orange / red tones in Autumn
  • Flowers: Tiny red flowers during early spring
  • Form/Habit: Upright, rounded / oval shape
  • Uses: Feature / Specimen tree, shade tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Soil: Prefers well draining soil
  • Drought Hardy: Moderate
  • Sun: Full sun – partial shade, best foliage colour change in full sun location
  • Water Requirement: Low – medium
  • Planter Suitability: No
  • Maintenance: Low – medium
  • Native: No


Commonly Asked Questions

Do I need to prune my Canadian Maple?

When considering planting an October Glory maple, it’s important to provide adequate space for its mature size and to place it where the brilliant fall colors can be enjoyed. Regular pruning may be necessary to maintain a well-shaped canopy, and proper care during the growing season contributes to the overall health and vigor of the tree.


How large does October Glory grow?

It is a sizable tree, typically reaching heights of 10 meters plus, with a spread 5 meters plus. Its large and rounded canopy makes it an excellent choice for providing shade and creating a focal point in a landscape.


How do IĀ achieve the best results for Autumn colour change?

For best results, plant in an area that receives ample sunlight, preferably in a location with full sun to partial shade. Adequate sunlight promotes healthy foliage and intensifies the Autumn coloration. Make sure soil is well draining, avoiding areas that are prone to drought or have compacted soil. Prune the tree selectively to maintain a balanced canopy and remove any dead or diseased branches. Proper spacing within the canopy allows sunlight to reach all parts of the tree, contributing to uniform color change. Lastly, be patient and allow the tree to mature. The brilliance of fall foliage can improve as the tree establishes itself and matures.


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