The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...
Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.
Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.
If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.
Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.
Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.
This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.
Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.
The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.
The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High
Bare Root Plant
An improved cultivar over all other Red Maple Trees... superior red color of the October Glory Maple™ is intense.
An ideal landscaping tree... a fast growing tree that requires minimal attention! Commonly used to line drives or boulevards.
October Glory Maple Trees quickly mature into a pleasing oval shape, reaching up to 40 ft.
Its leaves drop later in the autumn season than other trees, so you have more time to enjoy their show!
You'll enjoy your October Glory's proud display of red foliage while other trees are bare! In the spring, it produces tiny conspicuous red flowers that pop against the backdrop of spring green. Showy red fruit attracts birds.
You get reliable color that is less dependent on the weather as other maples.
October Glories will even grow in warmer climates – areas not typically suited for trees that specialize in fall color.
Always popular – order your trees soon because supplies are limited!
Plant your October Glory Maple in an area that receives full to partial sunlight and at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. October Glory Maples get 40 to 50 feet tall and 25 to 30 feet wide so plant yours in an area that provides it with enough space to flourish. October Glory Maples prefer slightly acidic soil but they will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay. October Glory Maple trees require one and a half inches of water a week and should be fertilized once a month during the summer with a well balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10. Helicopter seed pods (Samaras) and little red flowers emerge in the Spring. The pods ripen from April to June and their seeds are spread from April to July. The leaves on your October Glory Maple start off tinged with red in the Spring before turning dark green in the summer and a vibrant fiery red color in the Fall.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your October Glory Red Maple Tree.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your October Glory Red Maple Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your October Glory Red Maple Tree again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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