As one of the most spectacular trees in the world, October Glory red maple imposes about 50 feet tall at maturity, and can reach up to 38-40 feet wide, and can live up to 125 years reaching full maturity around 70 years of age. Its deep red orange leaves lasts much longer than other varieties of Maples. Due to its upward growing branches, and trouble free roots, the October Glory makes an outstanding nature work of art.
One of the biggest advantages that own the impressive tree is its quick growth, and the hardness to withstand all weathers. October Glory Red Maple enjoys various types of soil, tolerates many areas, but it gets its best in hardiness zones 4-9 as it prefers moist soils and somewhat acidic. Being a shade tree for its cup-shaped or dome, it can grow in full sun, partial sun or partial shade.
The name October Glory is won by the incredible beauty in color, size and shape as displayed in the fall season. This wonderful tree needs little care, is robust and strong by nature. The best time to plant the young tree is about fall, although adapts to any temperature; the rapid growth that characterizes it guarantees a show next year.
In the first weeks after planting the juvenile October Glory Red Maple, watering is important for the tree to develop a deep and strong root system, which in return, will make the stunning red maple only need water when hot temperatures. Carefree, October Glory is presented as an art piece for any garden or patio, showing its peak in autumn, especially October. It will be a beautiful sight to behold as it stands above the other trees of its kind for several weeks.
Pruning is essential in winter after reaching its full colors. By spring, red flowers clusters will sprout in its bare branches along elongated red fruits that will be delight for some flying visitors. Adding fertilizer is appropriate for this time of year, at the end of the summer, the October Glory will have grown several feet more.
The oval shape of its crown gives the October Glory a majestic character unique to this species, and the rate of its vigorous growth, will surely make this tree a perfect addition to highlight the beauty of your home and the surrounding areas.
Botanical Name:Glory Maple Tree - Acer rubrum
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