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October Glory Red Maple Tree

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October Glory maple trees produce bright red flowers in springtime, dark green leaves in the summer, and some of the most vibrant red foliage in the fall!

I planted 3 October Glory trees in 2000 and they are absolutely beautiful! They are about 30 feet tall now and do a great job of shading my house. People drive by my home and stop to stare at them in my front yard.
Annie, Morris, IL

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October Glory Red Maple Tree

The Brightest Red fall foliage of any Fast Growing Tree!

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.
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October Glory Red Maple Tree
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Maple Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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Planting Mix for Maple Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your October Glory Red Maple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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October Glory Red Maple Tree
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

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.


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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!

 

 




Growing Zones: 3-8

Mature Height: 40-50 ft.
Mature Width: 25-35 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Acer rubrum
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-8
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It's Easy to Plant your October Glory Red Maple Tree

Specific Directions for October Glory Red Maple Tree

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.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

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.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

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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I bought this tree to mark the grave of loved family pet. The tree itself showed up healthy and well packaged. The planting instructions were easy. Plus I looked up to some tips on line and it didnt appear to be rocket science. Georgia has had a bit of a drought the duration of the time Ive had this tree in my yard. So carrying it water on a regular basis has become the norm since its little roots dont go deep into the soil yet. We have a 60 foot maple right next to it that is doubt proof I believe. But Its had 20 years to get there. Anyway, the tree seems to be healthy. My only minus is that the color of the leaves is are a little sickly so far. No much of a popping red. Just sort of a old weathered look with brown spots and not a lot of vibrant color. Some sources I checked out say this is normal for young trees and as they get older they get more vibrant. So we will see
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December 31, 2012
This is a beautiful tree - no doubt. BUT CAUTION if you live in an area with alkaline soils (pH 7.5 or above). Planted three of these 5 years ago. Growth has been slow (very slow). Trees struggle with iron chlorosis. I have spent a lot of money fixing the problem. One year I bought iron and maganese supplements, treated every two weeks and the trees were beautiful in the fall. However, I can't afford to spend $75/year on these three trees. I wish I had planted something more suitable to the area. Bottom line; these trees can't handle a wide range of soils
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December 31, 2012
October Glory maple
I bought this tree and it grew very well, the only bad thing is that the leaves never turn red, they turn yellow. I also bought a summer red maple about 5 years ago from here and it never turned red. it has some red stems and the leaves tuen yellow too. I live in zone 7 i feel cheated , bought two red maples and got yellow yellow leaves, no red :(
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September 15, 2014
We bought this product to plant in memory of our son that passed away last November. We were very excited about the tree since we had shopped around and found that this tree was described as a fast growing tree. The tree had beautiful leaves this year though. For the beauty of tree though it was worth it. I cant wait to see it get bigger and have a big beautiful tree in the fall.
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December 31, 2012
I planted the October Glory Maple tree in my front yard. I know when it gets large enough it will provide much needed shade to help keep my bedrooms cool in the hot Florida sun. This tree has grown about 3 feet just in the first year. I have no complaints about this tree. Beautiful colors have started to show and appears to be disease free. I highly recommend this tree if you want shade and color and no worries.
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December 31, 2012
We bought this tree last summer in memory of my mother-in-law. I was so excited for spring to come so I could see the colors that everyone talked about. Much to my suprise it appears that the tree is dead. Didn't get to see one thing that everyone is talking about.At this point I am very hesitant to order another tree. While the customer service folks are very helpful and nice,my dealings with getting proper trees has not been the best.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I bought two October Blaze Maples and they arrived very quickly. Both have no leaves and are essentially sticks with a root system. I planted them both per instructions on earth day. Will see how it goes but right now I am concerned as they look rather dead.
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December 31, 2012
I ordered a 5-6 foot tall October Glory to replace a large tree I had to cut down. Given the price, I was expecting a fairly large tree. When the tree arrived, which took about 2 and a half weeks, it was indeed 5 and a half feet tall, however, was no more than 1/2 inch in diameter and had 12 leaves on it. For a $120 tree, I was completely appalled. Had I walked by a tree this size and price in a nursery, I would never have slowed down. On the positive side, the tree was well packaged, and appears healthy. And I won't need to dig a very large hole to put it in.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
Ask me a year from now, tree is too small to judge
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September 9, 2014
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4 months ago
I am pleased with the growth and color this year on both my October Glory trees. I look forward to seeing them really develop.
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December 31, 2012
I am excited to see how this tree will turn out. Its still alive and slowly growing. My husband and I are pleased with the products of Fast Growing Trees compared to some other companies out there.
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December 31, 2012
Fantastic! I have this tree on a berm blocking my house from the road. In the third full year, it really took off in size and looks beautiful in the fall
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December 31, 2012
I received my new sapling very quickly, followed the easy directions of how to plant it. It grew very quickly ,like a weed!, It looked very beautiful when fall came and held its colorful leaves longer than the other trees
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December 31, 2012
We originally ordered it last Fall but due to a minor setback with the trees we couldnt receive it until the Spring ,which ended up being fine,. It was packaged well and looked healthy upon arriving. We planted our tree a few days later and it started to grow additional branches quickly. It is now thriving and the leaves turned a magnificent orange-red this Fall. I am excited to watch our tree grow each year and would purchase a tree again from Fast Growing Trees Nursery
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December 31, 2012
My red maple really started getting tall this year. It is now about 7 feet tall. The leaves this fall were so red they almost seemed to glow. It is wonderful that it starts its show of red after most of the other trees have finished their color change. The October Glory adds a final spark of color to my garden as winter approaches. It is really quite striking and make a nice match for a burning bush I also have in the yard.
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December 31, 2012
Great tree! I am a beginner gardener. I planted this 4 ft. tree as a Christmas gift to my mother in 12/08. The tree is doing great. It is already over 8 ft. tall with multiple branches and huge leaves. I can not wait to see it change colors late in the fall.
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December 31, 2012
I planted 3 October Glory trees in 2000 and they are absolutely beautiful! They are about 30 feet tall now and do a great job of shading my house. People drive by my home and stop to stare at them in my front yard.
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December 31, 2012
Seems to be growing well. Just planted it in November last year so it's only had one growing season. Maybe grew about a foot is all but then again it might still be establishing its root system. Looking good so far...
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
Tree lovers unite! Plant this tree along with autumn blaze for inspiring fall color and sturdy, handsome structure year-round
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December 31, 2012
I was disappointed in the fact that I paid over $100 and received a long twig with roots. I was expecting a young tree. They told me that this was what I ordered. The cherry tree I received was a young tree just as I expected. I am hoping in a few months I can post something better about this product, but as for now I am not happy.
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
I planted this tree in 2006 and it is still only about 7 or 8 feet tall and one of my neighbors asked me if it was a dwarf tree as it seems to be more round that tall. I haven't experienced the beautiful real red color of the leaves yet but am hoping this year will be the year.
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December 31, 2012
I love these trees! Fast growth, planted in March and have had a foot and a half growth already in 3 months. Vigorous, healthy and flexible little trees. Many branches grew from where there were only leaves. I look forward to fall color
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
So far, this tree is growing very well. We planted two maples for each of our two sons. Our son was born in October so this was perfect for
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
The tree arrived in a timely fashion and is growing well.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
`I planted this tree mid summer of 11 It survived the dry New England winter this year and now is loaded with leaves I enjoy watching it grow
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
We received a nice, straight, tall tree. It's still a baby, so we'll see how it does. So far, as good as it gets
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
So far so good. I only had my tree 6 months and it survived the winter. I can't wait to see the leaves change next fall. Shipping was great. They packed my tree perfectly. I will order from here again.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Beautiful tree. Planted summer of 2011. Beautiful colored leaves first fall after planting.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
I planted this 4/2010. It was about 7 feet tall at the time. I write this in August 2011. I am so amazed with this tree! I think it's probably 14 feet at least, and always has new leaves coming out, even in our hot central Ca climate. Can't wait for fall to see the color
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December 31, 2012
I planted 5 (4feet)October Maples late last summer and less than a year later they have grown about 5 feet... I can't believe how well these trees have grown and look already. Very pleased!
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
I purchased the Red Glory for my birthday. I love colorful trees. I ordered in the fall and did not see much growth. My husband said wait until spring, when the sap start to run, and you will see it spring forward. I thought,
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December 31, 2012
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Can I plant this tree near my septic tank?
Alire on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: No, I wouldn't . The roots will ruin your tank.
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When is the best time of year to plant the October Glory Maple? We had to cut down a very, very, old Maple, and want to replace it as soon as possible, and how close can we plant the new maple to the site of the old one?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: i planted mine in March of 2013, I got the 5' one. In April of 2013 my dog chewed it it 8" above ground. Now in July of 2014 this tree is about 12' tall and full of leaves!! Hardy tree if you ask me!
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What eats holes in the leaves? I many tiny holes in the new leaves.
thanks
ST San Jose
salllie t on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: I noticed this can happen with Maple trees if there is either too much or too little rain.. It sounds too simple but I noticed that spraying an ALL Natural handsoap.. or dish soap like 7th generation mixed 1 tablespoon per 3 gallons of water can help ...Also it helps to have a yard with lots of birds as they tend to eat the little aphid bugs that make the holes.. Good Luck!
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Does this tree do well in clay and sand dirt and a very hot climate? I live in colorado and I want to plant this tree in a very sunny area.
Garden Lady on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: Mam, my October glory maples are planted in a wet soft dark soil. So far they are growing very slow only 3 feet tall. I'm sure in a few years when the tree gets older they will grow faster. I am looking forward to the fall colors. I recommend buying an older tree. I think the trees will grow better in a colder climate with clay and sand. Good luck
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How much does this tree grow per year?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: The October Glory Maple grows about 2 -3 feet per year.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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What is the root system like? What type of seed does this produce when in spring?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: Healthy tree. Not too sure on the root system. As far as the seeds, ours is only a year old so I cant answer that question either. Sorry I could not be more help. We purchased ours becausewe of the growth rate and the color in the fall. Very beautifulup fast growing tree.
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I want to shade my house with this tree. How far away from the house should I plant it? I don't want the branches touching the house.
Mary S on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: As Michael said, 20ft from your house would be a good distance.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 30, 2014
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In the photo the branches of the tree seem to be no more than eight feet from the ground. How do Insure the branches will be higher? I don't want to block the view of the house.
Angeleyz777 on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: I wouldn't do anything right now let it grow. If it is not full grown yet wait to see what the branches do. I don't know how old your tree is but in my thoughts right now I wouldn't do anything to it. It looks beautiful right now. But if you can't wait trim off the very lower bottom limb or limbs. You have a very nice tree but I wouldn't do anything to it. Thanks Mike Mullikin
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Can this tree grow in North Florida region, near Tallahassee?
Courtney Z on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: I believe this tree will do quite well in your area of the country.
I bought this tree about 10 years ago, when we were iving in McKinney, TX, just north of Dallas.
It thrived beautifully. It turned the same color as the top tree in the pictures shown.
Everyone in our area would stop to admire its beautiful color and wanted to know what type of maple it was.
When we moved south, near the Mexican border, actually in Mission TX, I bought another October Glory.

It is very hot here and it hardly rains, but the tree is surviving. Each year it gets a little bigger and fuller.
I have high hopes that it will do well. Of course, with the heat and wind, it will never be as beautiful and the
tree in McKinney.

I would not hesitate to buy this tree in your area. It should do beautifully and have great color.

Hope I have helped, Merrilyn
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Just moved into a new house. Of course the trees that came with the landscaping are small. I need shade fast. I'm 72 years old, as they say, " I don't even buy green bananas" Front of house faces the hot morning sun, East, The Back, due West, hot afternoon sun.... I want 2 fast growing trees for fast shade. Soil is clay, with mixed small rocks. Had been farm land.. What do you recommend ?
Mary K on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: the Royal Empress Tree and Hybrid Poplar are two very fast growing shade trees. The Hybrid Poplar withstands cold temperatures better than the royal Empress, so it may be the better choice depending on your area.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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Hello, Does this tree droop seeds or other mess(not including the leaves in the fall, of course)?
Thanks,
Greg
Greg G on Jul 15, 2014
Best Answer: The tree's fruit consists of 1- to 3-inch reddish-brown samaras, small pods with papery thin wings. They drop in the Spring time.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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What month does this tree drop its leafs?
Barb P on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: It just depends on where you are located. If you are in a cooler climate it could be as early as October and warmer it could be in December.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 29, 2014
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I have had my tree 5 weeks with no sign of life at all. I had someone that worked at a nursery plant it for me and I've kept it watered and I fertilized it, but it still looks dead. Is there anything else I can do? By this time in June, I expected to see some sign of life.
Gail Y on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Gail,
Don't panic yet. I had the same concern when I first purchased mine. I recommend you go to your tree and locate the base of the tree. Go up about 6 inches from the base and scratch the bark a little with your thumb nail. If you see some green, the tree is still alive. If you see white you should give the company a call.
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Do the roots on this tree grow on top of the soil and run like a silver maple?
Darlene S on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: Since I"ve only had my seedling less than a year, it's not much more than it was the day it arrived. I have read that this tree is a hybrid with Silver Maple in the mix, so it is likely.
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how close to my sidwalk can i plant this tree?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: James is correct. You would want to plant it about 15ft from a sidewalk.
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Does this tree have seeds that fall?
Barbara A on Sep 23, 2014
Best Answer: We bought it 2 years ago and it really hasn't grown that much. So far there are no seeds on it all.
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Does this tree have drop the helicopters with the seeds in them?
Bruce L on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: The October Glory Maple will get the helicopter seeds.
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How tall is October Glory Maple when purchased?
Charlotte H on Oct 25, 2014
Best Answer: About chest high.Three years later, it's still the same size. I don't believe it's suited to the heat in Florida.
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I purchased and planted this October Glory maple earleir this summer and it has finally died on me after a couple of months. Is this an appropriate tree for the climate of San Jose, CA - or is it simply too hot and dry a climate?
Brian K on Oct 16, 2014
Best Answer: I live in SoCal coastal region North of LA. Planted my October Glory two seasons ago in the Fall. First year tree had a good sleep, second year the roots creeped, expecting the third year for the canopy to leap. Sleep, creep, leap is what the local nursery said when buying planting supplies. Dug a three foot deep hole, filled with amended soil, placed tree, continued filling, created a simple reservoir, deep watered to help established, added tree food, watered regularly when first planted. Now I deep water once a month. Tree is easily double the original size. Box to planted in 3 days. I say if you like the October Glory, go for it again!
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iS THIS A GOOD TREE FOR VIRGINIA ?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: The October Glory Maple is great for Virginia.
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Why is this tree dropping leaves in July ?
Jean K on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: If the leaves are curling upwards and turning brown and crispy before they fall off than your tree needs a little extra water. If the leaves are turning dark brown and look heavy on the tree then your tree is being over watered.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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I live in california southern calif very hot summers can it grow here?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: Parts of California can get too hot for this tree. It's not recommended past zone 8 in California.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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Can this tree grow in the hot Florida weather?
Doreen on Jul 18, 2014
Best Answer: The October Glory Maple can't withstand temperatures outside of zone 8. Unfortunately most of Florida is too hot for this tree.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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I planted this tree in my backyard this past spring and have read to prune in mid-summer, as well as late fall/early winter. I live in Denton, TX just north of Dallas. Given my location, which would be best?
Harpersart on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: It would be best to prune your October Glory Maple tree in the early Fall or early Spring.
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What is the root spread of this tree?
Frances M on Jul 9, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately we cannot answer this question. We planted the tree approximately 25' away from the back of our home so that in a few more years it will help shade our deck. Our tree is doing great and is very healthy and beautiful
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does the roots grow on top of the ground and wouldn't it be better if it were planted in the fall, rather in the hot southern summer?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2014
Best Answer: Plant in fall, and my trees do not have any roots above ground but trees are young. I'm not sure if older trees have roots above ground, I hope not
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how long till it reaches full maturity?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: It takes the October Glory Maple 20 to 25 years to reach full maturity.
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Would it be to late to plant this next week in ohio?
Jennifer on Oct 28, 2014
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We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan which is zoned for the October Glory tree. Great price on it right now, but we have already had nights below freezing. So if I order the tree now, should I plant it outside or in a pot and bring it inside for the LONG winter?
Kerry O on Oct 5, 2014
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would the october glory maple and the autum blaze red maple tree grow in deltona, florida (zone 9)?
Lourdes c on Oct 4, 2014
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Along a Lake ?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
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Hello, do you have trees that ship to Arizona? We have property in the mountains outside of Show low, AZ that we want to plant some trees on but most say you don't ship to az...
jessica p on Jul 28, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

Tree before pruning Tree after pruning Rose before pruning Rose after pruning
Maple Tree before pruning Maple Tree after pruning 3 gallon Knockout Rose before pruning 3 gallon Knockout Rose after pruning

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.