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October Glory Maple

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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 Maple

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.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each

Ships this Mon, Apr 28
List: $129.95
Sale: $97.46
6 at $92.59 ea.
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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.

3-4 ft.

Ships this Mon, Apr 28
List: $93.95
Sale: $70.46
6 at $66.94 ea.
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October Glory Maple
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.

  3. Maple Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
$19.95
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Planting Mix for October Glory Maple
Planting Mix

Helps your October Glory Maple 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:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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
$13.95
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Espoma Plant Food
Espoma Holly-Tone


Espoma Holly-Tone is a plant food that is specially formulated for acid-loving trees and shrubs such as Holly, Azaleas, Dogwood Trees and Rhododendrons.

If your acidic friendly plants are lacking vibrancy or are not blooming as well as usual, use Espoma Holly-Tone twice per year in spring and autumn to perk them up and give them a boost of nutrients that they need.

It will bring luster to leaves, bring on an exploasion of flowers and thicken roots so that plants can absorb more moisture.

Holly Tone
$17.95
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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.

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
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your October Glory Maple can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

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


It's Easy to Plant your October Glory Maple


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your October Glory Maple.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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 Maple 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 Maple 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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Brad
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.

By: Jennifer
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.

By: Annie
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.

By: Lee
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,

By: Brenda
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.

By: Paul
I am pleased with the growth and color this year on both my October Glory trees. I look forward to seeing them really develop.

By: Vince in Sweeny, TX
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.

By: Aimee
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.

By: Nicole from California
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!

By: Julian W. Brown
The tree arrived in a timely fashion and is growing well.

By: Michelle
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.

By: Sooner Jim
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.

By: Kathleen
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

By: Sherry Johnson
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!

By: Bel Air Gardener
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.

By: Joe
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!

By: Penny Forrest
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.

By: Beth
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!

By: Keith
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.

By: Tony
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!

By: RICHARD H. LAMBERT
Beautiful tree. Planted summer of 2011. Beautiful colored leaves first fall after planting.

By: Mike
`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

By: allen taylor
Tree lovers unite! Plant this tree along with autumn blaze for inspiring fall color and sturdy, handsome structure year-round.

By: Beth Adams
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.

By: Laurie buck
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.

By: Tracy
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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