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Cultural Details for Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

Common Name:
October Glory Red Maple (Scarlet, Swamp Maple)

Growth Rate:
Medium to fast 10-12' in 5-7 years

Average Mature Height:
40-50'

Average Mature Width:
26-33'

Flower Details:
Appear March into April, borne in dense clusters, red petals, stigmas, styles and petals are all showy

Fruit Details:
2-3" long drooping pedicels, wings 0.75-1" long and 0.25-0.5" wide, mature in May-June

Fall Color:
Brilliant red

Bark Details:
Young bark is smooth and grey, becoming dark grey, rough and scaly or ridged with age

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Susceptible to typical maple diseases: anthracnose, verticillium wilt, bacterial leaf spot, bleeding canker, forest tent caterpillar, maple leaf cutter, leafhopper, bladder-gall mite, boxelder bug, among others

Native Habitat:
Horticultural origin

Other Features:
Intense red fall color lasts into November

Culture and Care:
Tolerant of most soils but prefers moist, slightly acid, shows chlorosis in high pH, tolerant of ozone

This plant was blooming:
3/22/2007 - 3/30/2007
4/1/2005 - 4/15/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
2560, 2640

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu