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October Glory Maple Tree

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Whether you have a natural “green thumb” or just appreciate beauty, the October Glory tree is perfect for you! No other Maple tree exudes the radiance and longevity of the October Glory.

Features of the October Glory Maple Tree:

This vibrant Red Maple requires minimal attention in order to flourish! The beautiful October Glory grows rapidly into an attractive oval shape.

When established and secure the October Glory can grow over 3 feet per year! At maturity the October Glory reaches between 40 to 50 feet in height with a 25 to 30 feet spread.

The leaves of an October Glory are 3 lobed opposite. In the spring and summer they have a luminous medium to dark green color. You will even see tiny, yet showy red flowers appear in the spring. These little flowers pop against the green adding to the beauty of this tree.

In late fall, when the trees around them are shedding and preparing for winter, the October Glory shines! A stunning reddish color appears that will brighten up your yard.

The October Glory prefers sunlight. While easy to transplant and grow in a variety of soils, the October Glory thrives in acidic soil. This Maple Tree is able to tolerate soggy or occasionally flooded soil. Unlike others in its class, the October Glory is less dependent on weather. The October Glory can survive in many different climates, adding to its appeal.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet

How To Care

When planting your October Glory Maple tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.

These trees tolerate full sun to part shade and prefer soil that is well-drained, slightly acidic, and nutrient rich. However, October Glory Maples will adapt to a variety of soils. If you have alkaline soil, you can amend your soil. To acidify your soil, amend with compost, elemental sulfur, or use fertilizers specific for acid loving plants. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution for increasing acidity. Mulching will also aid in keeping the roots cool and moist. Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist. Maples can tolerate a wet area, but they shouldn't be in standing water. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Maple trees don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape. Maples are salt intolerant so keep them away from road sides in cooler climates and beach areas as well as any area known for soils with high salinity.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale and Aphids are insects that can affect Maples. You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Occasionally fungal issues can arise. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet

Landscape Ideas

Shade trees add character, charm, and value to your home. The October Glory Maple is a solid, strong shade tree that will make your landscape stand out. This fast growing maple is the perfect choice for a focal shade tree.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Martha P.
United States

Love it!

Great experience. Our tree came in just a few days, and it was boxed very securely. It was very reasonably priced and free transit! Right now it is an adorable 7 foot October Glory Maple, and I am sure in a few years it will be glorious!

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Briana J.
United States

too little tree for price

Quick transit, quality product but very small for price paid. We were expecting a little more.

Wayne M.
United States

October Glory Maple Tree

I usually don't do reviews, but in this case made an exception. My purchase was received well packaged and in good condition. The quality of the tree was excellent. Even though it is late in the year, it is still providing beautiful color for the yard. I will definitely buy from this supplier again!

Ben D.
United States

Feedback On My Purchase

The experience was good. The tree looks great, and I just planted it this weekend. I am doing some research on what type of Shade Cloth to use for it, because the Sun is brutal, and I know that shade cloth can help with protecting the leaves from the Sun during the Summer months. DO you guys have any recommendation on what percentage to use? I am looking into 50%, but if you have a suggestion, it would be much appreciate. Thanks for all your help,

Andrea F.
United States

Love my October Glory so far

So far (got it less than a week ago) the tree is beautiful and heslthy. Instructions were easy. I just hope it does well having been planted mid-November in NY! But, so far so good!

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