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OCTOBER GLORY RED MAPLE
Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
Photo Locations: Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA, Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, National Arboretum - Washington, D.C. and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
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.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
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.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Scales and Borer, Armillaria, 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.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer rubrum 'October Glory' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
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