Acer rubrum October Glory®
Common name: 
October Glory Red Maple
Pronunciation: 
A-ser RU-brum
Family: 
Aceraceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.
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