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October Glory®

October Glory maple

October Glory is a well-named form of the classic North American Red Maple. It is very well-suited to the UK climate, and produces a reliably intense and long-lasting display of autumn leaf colours.

October Glory maple trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £44.95
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

This variety is best planted in open ground in full sun to get the best effect.

October Glory characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsOccasional drought
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • Acer rubrum
    Brandywine
    Brandywine is one of the best red maples for the UK climate, with a reliable display of fiery-red autumn colours.
  • Acer rubrum
    Scanlon
    An upright form of the popular red maple, with an attractive shape and reliable autumn colour.
  • Acer rubrum
    Sun Valley
    A good example of the Red Maple, featuring fiery red autumn leaf colours.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Acer Rub October Glory canadian maple tree