Acer rubrum October Glory

October Glory Red Maple

'October Glory' is the standard red maple choice for the south. Broadly rounded in shape, this fast grower has a good branching habit and strong wood.

This female cultivar has glossy dark green foliage in spring and summer with leaves that stay green longer than other A. rubrum cultivars. It holds up in heat and provides reliable fall color with exceptional orange and red foliage.

Red maples provide cover for wildlife, nesting sites for birds, and are a good source of early-season nectar.

  • Dark red fall color
  • Holds leaves until late fall
  • Oval, rounded habit

  • Category: Tree, Native
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Height: 40-50 ft
  • Spread: 25-35 ft
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Landscape Characteristics
Branch Structure
Foliage Color
Classification by Use
Color Impact
Native
Shade Tree
Street Tree
Specialty Use
Wildlife Garden
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Songbirds
Habit
Upright
Light Requirement
Sun
Part Sun
Foliage
Deciduous
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Growth Rate
Fast
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Well-Drained
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Foliage Color
Green
Orange
Red
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer rubrum October Glory

Faster growing than sugar maples, but not as fast as silver maples, this is an excellent choice for lawn, street, highway or park plantings, and as a shade tree for residential sites.