Acer rubrum October Glory®
October Glory Red Maple
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous tree, 40(50) × 35 ft [12(15) × 11 m], broadly oval to round. Leaves opposite, simple, medium glossy green with long red petioles, fall color deep red to reddish-purple, one of the last to color in fall, in Corvallis it reaches full fall color in early to mid-November. A female tree and wings of fruit are red tinged.
- Sun, very tolerant of soils, apparently better adapted to areas with mild winters and hot summers than other selections.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4b, less hardy than many other selections. Dirr (1998, p. 49) reports that it has "superb fall coloration in the South."
- Introduced and patented in about 1961 by Princeton nursery of New Jersey (PP 2116), the patent has expired but the name is trademarked.