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October Glory®

Acer rubrum
October Glory maple
October Glory has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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 £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Very large size (4m-7m after 10 years)
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You can pre-order now for delivery from late September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.


How to grow

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

October Glory characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Attractive featuresAutumn foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsOccasional drought
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • 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