October Glory Red Maple


Acer rubrum ‘PNI 0268’

Outstanding, reliable, bright orange to deep, reddish purple fall color – even in warmer climates. A tall form with a dense, rounded crown and large, medium green leaves in spring and summer. Foliage is held on the tree later into fall than with most cultivars. A superb choice as a high profile shade tree for larger landscapes. Deciduous.

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Botanical Pronunciation AY-ser RU-brum
Average Size at Maturity Moderate to fast growing; reaches 40 to 50 ft. tall, 30 to 40 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Early Spring
Deciduous/ Evergreen Deciduous
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Contemporary, Rustic
Growth Habit Round
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Firescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light Needs Full sun
Soil Needs Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion Plants Spruce (Picea); Viburnum (Viburnum); Oak (Quercus); Maidenhair (Ginkgo); Beech (Fagus)

Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Best color in full sun, but tolerates light shade. Water deeply and regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture but tolerates drier soils. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant’s Growing Zones: 3-9

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