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Red Maple 'October Glory'

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

Also known as

Scarlet Maple, Swamp Maple, Red maple, Canadian maple, Maple

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

15m

12m

Min

8m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Red Maple 'October Glory' Overview

Named for the red autumn colour of it's leaves, this hardy rounded, deciduous tree grows up to 30m tall. In spring it can produce clusters of tiny, red flowers before the arrival of lobed, dark green leaves which have a pale blue-white underside.

Common problems with Red Maple 'October Glory'

Horse chestnut scale and Verticillium wilt may be problems

How to harvest Red Maple 'October Glory'

Generally not harvesting.

How to propagate Red Maple 'October Glory'

Grafting

Seed

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Special features of Red Maple 'October Glory'

Autumn colour

Other uses of Red Maple 'October Glory'

A low maintenance tree it is grown as a specimen tree in parks and gardens for it's autumn colour. In a small scale it is used commercially for the production of maple syrup and lumber.