• October Glory Red Maple Tree for Sale

    October Glory Red Maple Tree for Sale


October Glory Red Maple Tree

Reg: $199.90
Save: $99.95  (50%)
Ships May 31st, 2016
 $7.00 Oversized Fee

1. Height

  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    These trees are originally 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. 

    These will be the easiest trees you have every planted!  Simply dig your hole, place the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole.  That’s it!

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2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit 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 Root Rocket™ 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. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
October Glory Red Maple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your October Glory Red Maple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 3-8

Growing Zones 3-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 3-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

25-35 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

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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!

Customer Reviews

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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.
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.
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...
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
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.
December 31, 2012
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
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
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
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
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.
December 31, 2012
Tree lovers unite! Plant this tree along with autumn blaze for inspiring fall color and sturdy, handsome structure year-round
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.
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your October Glory Red Maple Tree

October Glory Red Maple Tree Planting Diretions 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Color looks good at least on the picture..
Garry M on Apr 21, 2016
I need a fast growing easy to manage shade tree
M A on Apr 20, 2016
Color looks good at least on the picture..
Garry M on Apr 21, 2016
Looks gorgeous and great price. I have just the spot for this tree and I hope it grows to 40 feet tall
Greg V on Apr 21, 2016
I need a fast growing easy to manage shade tree
M A on Apr 20, 2016
I choose this tree because of the beautiful colors that it will turn to in the fall and because I can grow it here in New Mexico
Nancy T on Apr 19, 2016
To replace tree
Edward P on Apr 15, 2016
make a very nice tree
glen p on Apr 13, 2016
Wanted this tree to coordinate with other fall colors.
James P on Apr 8, 2016
James S on Mar 31, 2016
fast growing
Michelle M on Mar 28, 2016
odis w on Mar 28, 2016
I think it will look beautiful in my yard, however this is my second try with this tree. I hope this one grows and does not die.
Fran C on Mar 25, 2016
your picture
Maria G on Mar 16, 2016
it looks like its a fast grower
Neal O on Mar 8, 2016
Looking for a colorful shade tree
Paula H on Mar 4, 2016
For color
Joseph K on Feb 24, 2016
Recommended by a local landscaper and both my wife and I thought it would look great in our front yard.
ROBERT B on Feb 16, 2016
This tree is beautiful in the pictures. It's growing slowly but not much color to it.
Carla B on Feb 4, 2016
The picture and beauty of the tree says it all , going to plant them along street frontage of my property, look forward to getting them and planting.
David S on Jan 3, 2016
Chose this because we lost two parents and a sibling in a two year period of time. October happens to be a difficult time for our family...we wanted to change the Fall chemistry by planting new life - October Glory Red Maples.
Beth B on Dec 21, 2015
a gift for my wife, she just loves the vibrant red colors
karen H on Dec 15, 2015
We live in Texas and my husband wanted a little Maple Leaf action to remind him of home- Canada :)
GRACIELA M on Dec 2, 2015
We are looking at specific spots on our property where we need a bright fall color and shade too.
Steven E on Nov 21, 2015
fast grow and beautiful fall color.
xiaolin s on Nov 13, 2015
None of the trees around our house turns red in the fall, and I especially wanted a maple that does. Of the three FGT offered, I liked what I read about this one best.
Mary C on Nov 7, 2015
I like the red color leaves which is almost non existent here in Texas
jamx551 on Nov 5, 2015
We were looking for a beautiful tree that could grow near black walnuts and infuse some striking fall color into our landscape. We also tap our sugar maples and are excited to eventually see what sugar content this red maple has to possibly add to our syrup-making tradition!
Cortney N on Oct 31, 2015
Our neighbor has one & it is beautiful. My sons will love it.
marianna t on Oct 30, 2015
Color and mature size!
Donald N on Oct 26, 2015
In the fall its beautiful and summer it gives shades...
Kim F on Oct 25, 2015
It has beautiful fall color and will grow quickly to the right height for our front yard.
Edward B on Oct 21, 2015
Because it's pretty
Michelle P on Oct 21, 2015
vibrant color
Herbert R on Oct 18, 2015
Want fast growing shade trees with beautiful fall color to plant now.
Robert G on Oct 12, 2015
Fall is my favorite season and what a beautiful addition this will be to our yard. I'm actually going to be buying another. I also love that it will have beautiful flowers in the spring as well. So we can enjoy it's beauty year round.
Nicholle B on Oct 1, 2015
Wife liked it and the reviews
Dick H on Sep 27, 2015
My neighbor has one and it is BEAUTIFUL in the month of October for its bright color. Also, it is a nice tree in the other months!
Joyce R on Sep 24, 2015
I like the color of those trees
Leticia M on Sep 3, 2015
Fast growing and to add beatiful fall colors on our streeet. We don't have many fall colors at our southern CA home.
Greg C on Aug 28, 2015
I previously ordered 7 Sawtooth Oak, but they are out of them. Hopefully, it will grow and look beautiful in our yard.
Deborah D on Aug 20, 2015
We have an October Glory in our backyard.. It's such a beautiful tree, amazing fall color. One of my favorite trees, unfortunately they are very rare in my area and we were very lucky to get our first one.. I am so happy to have ordered this tree :)
Lori S on Aug 19, 2015
Looks gorgeous and great price. I have just the spot for this tree and I hope it grows to 40 feet tall
Greg V on Apr 21, 2016
I choose this tree because of the beautiful colors that it will turn to in the fall and because I can grow it here in New Mexico
Nancy T on Apr 19, 2016
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!
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.
How do deer like this tree?
Cindy R on Mar 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are rarely damaged by deer. If they get hungry enough then they can eat anything.
Can I plant this tree near my septic tank?
Alire on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: To be safe this tree should be planted about 35 feet away from septic tanks and other water systems.
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
I live in SW Missouri. How well does this tree stand up to wind and ice? Do branches break easily?
Mike W on Feb 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: So far, we get more than our fair share of wind. Every day in fact. It does just fine here!
What eats holes in the leaves? I many tiny holes in the new leaves.
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!
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.
i have alot of rock here do you think it would grow?
Mary Y on Dec 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine have done well - dug the hole and put in garden soil plus the packages from Fast Growing trees, kept them watered - mine are 3 months old at this point.
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: Grows 40'-50' high with a 25'-35' spread. I planted mine 20 feet from the front of my house.
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
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.
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
Brenda H on Mar 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine is in full sun all day and seems to do well there.
how long till it reaches full maturity?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It can reach 40-50' tall and 25-35' wide. It grows about 24" a year. So 20-25 years.
how close to my sidwalk can i plant this tree?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not too sure but I would guess that the safest distance would be on how wide the tree would get at a mature age. I.E if the tree gets 30 ft in Diameter, than 15ft. If the tree gets 15ft Radius, than 15ft. Hope that helps!
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.

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.
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.

Hello, Does this tree droop seeds or other mess(not including the leaves in the fall, of course)?
Greg G on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted this tree (4-5 ft) almost two years ago. It is now about 8-9 ft and about 6 ft in circumference. It has never produced the red flowers in spring as described, but it is full of leaves. I have not gotten the red foliage as described either, although this year I have been increasing the acidity of the soil around the tree and hope for better results this year. So, to answer your question, I have not had any type of 'mess' from the tree so far.
What month does this tree drop its leafs?
Barb P on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It depends on where you are geographically. It was in the Dallas area, at my house and it dropped its leaves in December.

The nice thing about this tree is that it drops all its leaves in a short time, not like other trees that go on and on. My husband and I liked that aspect of the tree a great deal.
How does this tree handle the wind?
Tim T on May 3, 2016
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: After about 20 years you will see some surface roots.
We planted our trees about 4 months ago but am now seeing yellow leaves on it? Could that be over watering?
lisa m on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would take a leaf to a good nursery and ask them what they think or a county extension office. Someone that knows trees. Even an arborist could give you an opinion. I had a different plant and took a leaf to someone I felt had a good knowledge base. The leaves did not have much color and the plant did not look very healthy. They suggested lack of nutrition and if that did not work maybe a soil sample taken to a county extension agent. I did start putting liquid nutrients and some organic fertilizer for evergreens and the plant has started to develop a greener color that looks normal.
It is a little hard to give an answer when your area and soil nature may be entirely different than where I live. If you have good soil drainage then that is probably not the problem. You may dig down a little with a small spade and see how wet the soil is close to the tree being careful to not disturb the root ball. If the soil is not saturated with water so it is muddy that will give you an indication it there is too much moisture.
I live in south alabama will it be ok here?
Bamaman@15 on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zone is 3-8. Click the link below to look up what growing zone you are in.
How well does this tree do in the heat? I am in Arizona and our summers average 109. We start in late March through may with high 90's then 99 thought 115 through September.
John E on Nov 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We are in OKC and have a few episodes of >100 degree days, but this tree has only been planted since last June. It seems to have done well so far but we are under no watering restrictions here. I would rely on the guidelines listed for the tree, and trust the business to stand behind it. Sorry not to be of more assistance.
While this tree grow in wet areas?
g s on Oct 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This type of Maple does well in wetter soil; however, that does not mean standing water. The soil should not be continuously soaked. See this webpage for advice: mapleleavesforever
do they grow in wet clay soil? We live in Chicago, Illinois will it grow here because were thinking of planting it next to an oak tree?
Netsa on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We live in rural western Pennsylvania and have very poor draining clayey soil. We dug an oversized hole and bought a large bag of "store bought" soil mixed with the native soil to plant ours in. We bought three of these in 2013 and have kept them well mulched. They have gone through two of the most severe winters that we have had here recently and the trees are absolutely beautiful. They have mgrown over a foot each year and have filled out very nicely. We are very satisfied with them.
is this tree in jacksonville nc store?????
milford s on Jun 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, I purchased them on-line @ Fast Growing Trees. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Actually, I purchased 2 of them and they are doing beautifully.
Along a Lake ?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! All shade trees prosper by the (fresh) water's edge. The deep and constant source of water allows the tree to grow to be larger than usual. The only caution would be to make sure the tree roots are not exposed by any shoreline soil erosion. Enjoy!

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