Acer rubrum October Glory®

October Glory maple
  • Height 10 years: 5m-10m / 16ft-33ft
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red

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 trees for sale

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year October Glory tree - in a 7L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£34.95
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3-year October Glory tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£39.95
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What will it look like?

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

Acer Rub October Glory canadian maple tree


Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

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

October Glory characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 5m-10m / 16ft-33ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Site conditions: Occasional drought
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Open spaces Specimen planting
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Flowering month: April
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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