• October Glory Maple


    October Glory Maple
    Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

    October Glory maple trees grow between 40 and 50 feet tall with a 25- to 30-foot spread. They have grayish-brown bark, rounded or oval-shaped crowns and three-lobed opposite leaves that change from medium or dark green in the spring and summer to brilliant red or reddish-orange in the fall. They yield showy reddish flowers in the spring. Dark red fruit pods called samaras replace the blossoms.

    October Glory red maple trees are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness Zones 5a through 8b. They prefer full sunlight or partial shade and thrive in acidic soil.