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OCTOBER GLORY RED MAPLE
Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

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Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, National Arboretum - Washington, D.C. and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage. 'October Glory' is a female cultivar, well noted for its fall color.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Green, Red, Gold or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Red Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Gray to Brown, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Scales and Borer, Scorch, Tar Spot, Leaf Spot and Girdling Roots.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Buffer Strip or Screen.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer rubrum 'October Glory' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-rubrum-october-glory >

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