October glory is a rapid growing red maple cultivar. This ever-popular maple should be considered as a beautiful shade tree addition to any yard. It has glossy foliage, which turns brilliant red in early autumn and last several weeks. Tiny, conspicuous red flowers bloom in spring. Showy red fruit attract many birds and other wildlife. 

Plant Profile
Botanical Name Acer rubrum
Features October glory is a rapid growing red maple cultivar. This ever-popular maple should be considered as a beautiful shade tree addition to any yard. It has glossy foliage, which turns brilliant red in early autumn and last several weeks. Tiny, conspicuous red flowers bloom in spring. Showy red fruit attract many birds and other wildlife.
Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Hardiness Zone Zones 3-9
Mature Size 40-50' Tall, 25-35' Wide
Genus Description Acer (Maple) is a genus of about 150 species of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs from Europe, N. Africa, Asia, and North and Central America. Mainly woodland plants, they exist as large trees or grow as part of the understory. The opposite leaves are usually shallowly to deeply palmately lobed, but in some species and cultivars are unlobed or, more rarely, 3-palmate or pinnate. The small, often greenish yellow flowers are borne in generally pendent, occasionally upright racemes, panicles, or umbels, in early or mid-spring, and are followed by green to brown, occasionally colorful, winged fruits, joined in pairs. Maples are valued for their foliage, which may be variegated or have good autumn color; some also have attractive bark. The rubrum specie (red maple, scarlet maple, or swamp maple) is a round-headed to open-crowned, deciduous tree with 3 or 5 lobed, ovate, dark green leaves, to 4in long, grayish white beneath, turning bright red in autumn. Produces erect clusters of tiny red flowers. Grow in acidic soil for best autumn color. Many make excellent shade, speciemen, and street trees.
Care Tips
Cultivation Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade. If pruning is needed, remove wayward or crossing shoots to maintain permanent, healthy framework. Prune only from late autumn to midwinter when dormant. Train large species as central-leader standards.
Pests and Diseases Prone to aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars. Mites cause leaf and stem galls on several species. Verticillium wilt, tar spot, and numerous other fungal leaf spots and root rots are common. Branch cankers and heart and wood rots caused by fungi also occur.

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