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Maple - October Glory

Scientific Name: Acer rubrum
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8.
 

$59.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

5-8.

Mature Height:

40-50 ft

Mature Width:

25-35 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

25-35 ft

Growth Rate:

Fast
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The October Glory is one of the most popular maple cultivars in the United States due to its dependable fall color and vigorous growth. This variety of red maple has an oval to rounded shape and is a fast grower with strong wood, reaching a height of 40 to 50 feet. But of course this variety is best noted for its exceptional fall color. Orange to red fall color for this cultivar is brilliant in most years. Leaves retain good green color well into fall (longer than many other A. rubrum cultivars), and in more northern areas are sometimes subjected to frost prior to acquiring fall color. Unless irrigated or on a wet site, it is best used in USDA hardiness zones 5-8. Trees are often seen shorter in the southern part of its range unless growing next to a stream or on a wet site. This tree is much preferred over red maple, silver maple, or boxelder when a fast growing maple is needed. The newly emerging leaves and red flowers and fruits signal that spring has come. They appear in December and January in Florida, later in the northern part of its range. The seeds of red maple are quite popular with squirrels and birds. The tree has no other particular soil preference, but does not tolerate alkaline soil. It is well suited as a street tree in northern and mid-south climates in residential and other suburban areas.
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Maples prefer full sun or partial shade and may need to be staked when planted. Make sure to plant in an area where there is lots of room for the tree to grow. Create a 3-4 inch layer of mulch leaving room between the mulch and the tree's trunk. Water regularly after planting. Fertilize in spring and summer, and prune in late summer or early fall.

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