Red Maple 'October Glory'
Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
Also known as
Scarlet Maple, Swamp Maple, Red maple, Canadian maple, Maple
50 years to reach maturity
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'
By budding in summer.
Special features of Red Maple 'October Glory'
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.