October Glory Maple
The outstanding feature of this tree is its brilliant red fall color, lasting for several weeks.
It grows best in well drained moist soil.
In sandy soils it may need irrigation, as it is not especially drought tolerant.
It will yellow in alkaline soil. It is not quite as hardy as some other Red Maples.
In colder climates it is susceptible to stem cracking.
It will grow better than any other Red Maple in more southerly climes.
Given these restrictions, it is a very valuable landscape and street tree.
The structure is always strong and breakage is limited.
As a specimen or lined down a street, it is a stable, solid, long term presence.And in fall, the color is a knock out.
Grows to 50 ft high and 35 ft wide
Growth rate: Moderate