Acer rubrum 'October Glory' (Red Maple) grown in 7-gallon pots.
Red fall colors of Acer rubrum 'October Glory' (Red Maple).

Acer rubrum 'October Glory' (Red Maple) Unity Grown

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A classic cultivar among red maple trees, Acer rubrum 'October Glory' is a stunning deciduous shade tree, perfect for canopy planting or naturalizing in larger forests. Known best for its vivid red fall color, 'October Glory' is fast-growing tree and will grow up to 40-50' tall and 30-40' wide. Small red flowers bloom in early spring, but give way to the winged samara-type seed pods that maples are known for, attracting birds and small mammals through the summer and fall.

Acer rubrum 'October Glory' prefers acidic, wet to moist soils, but is adaptable to drier, upland conditions, which makes it a great fit for most garden conditions. Acer rubrum is also a host plant for a number of caterpillar species, including the larvae of the adorable Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) and the majestic Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) which, alongside seeds, attract a number of birds to the summer and fall gardens.

This 'October Glory' selection was grown from the ground up here at Unity Church Hill Nursery.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Native to Eastern Shore
Mature Tree Height: Large: over 30 feet
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet and Wide Tolerance
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance, Acidic, and Sand
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Red and Yellow
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Keystone Plant, Erosion Control, and Fall Color
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant and Wet Soil Tolerant
Garden Type: Specimen Tree, Shade Tree, Wetland Restoration, Woodland Garden, and Meadow

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