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.