Maple 'October Glory'


  • Excellent as a shade tree, specimen tree, or in a rain garden
  • Red flowers in early spring before foliage
  • Leaves retain green color longer into fall than other cultivars
  • Best known for fall color of orange to red
  • Root system is shallow and flattened, meaning it may damage sidewalks or driveways if planted too closely
  • Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil. Prefers moist, slightly acidic
  • Very cold hardy
  • Tolerates wet soil and air pollution
  • Tolerant of wide range of soils, but prefers moist, slightly acidic


  • Botanical Name: Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
  • Common Name: October Glory Maple, Red Maple, Swamp Maple
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Height: 40 - 50 feet
  • Width: 30 - 40 feet
  • Season of Bloom: Spring
  • Light Preference: Full sun to part shade
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9

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