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October Glory Red Maple Tree

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'


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Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

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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
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

25-35 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


30-40 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Acer rubrum 'October Glory'

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The Brightest Red Fall Foliage of any Tree!

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!

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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.
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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...
January 1, 2013
over 4 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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Tree lovers unite! Plant this tree along with autumn blaze for inspiring fall color and sturdy, handsome structure year-round
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013

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? Store
Looking to add shade and color to our yard
Stephanie N on Apr 23, 2017
Fast growing bright color
Sue B on Apr 23, 2017
Looking to add shade and color to our yard
Stephanie N on Apr 23, 2017
I saw this in a friends yard and had to have one. Beautiful in the fall!
Mary d on Apr 23, 2017
Fast growing bright color
Sue B on Apr 23, 2017
Nice fall colors
Daniel K on Apr 22, 2017
I love the color of the tree.
luong n on Apr 21, 2017
My Husband past away and in his honor and in memory of him I wanted to plant a tree I thought this would be the perfect tree since it's colors change and they are amazing it reminds me of my husbands eyes, his eyes would change colors depending on the light of day and the color of shirts he wore. I am sure he will be Pleased with this tree and watching it from heaven.
Elizabeth L on Apr 20, 2017
Adding more color to the North quarter acre.
Rick B on Apr 17, 2017
Fall foliage color
Paul J on Apr 14, 2017
It's what the wife wanted. Happy Wife Happy Life!!
Marcel R on Apr 13, 2017
Excited about the fall color!
Jerry and Julie G on Apr 11, 2017
Chosen for its reputed dependable fall color and vigorous growth and that this cultivar has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Anthony F on Apr 9, 2017
My partner liked the color of the leaves and it reminds me to japan .
Andre B on Apr 7, 2017
Beautiful fall colors and privacy from neighbors
Kelli F on Apr 5, 2017
Privacy and love the beautiful colors -- maybe not the leaves when they fall so much -- but oh well -- that's what kids are for - LOL
Desiree M on Apr 2, 2017
evan p on Mar 31, 2017
Love the color
Oswaldo P on Mar 30, 2017
I love and long for this tree every time I see it in a beautiful yard!
Happy Mother's Day to me!!!
Jani K on Mar 26, 2017
Red leaves, shade, and beautiful shape for Texas
Linda W on Mar 26, 2017
Linda G on Mar 26, 2017
I like the color and the fact that it is fast growing.
Ken A on Mar 24, 2017
Enjoy the the fall colors previously had one in my other home.
Domingo H on Mar 19, 2017
Raymond L on Mar 10, 2017
for the growth rate and fall color
george k on Mar 7, 2017
We just built our home on a 1.5 acre lot. Many of the trees had to be removed when building. We wanted a shade tree for the front of the house to block some of the morning/early afternoon sun.
Raymond G on Feb 23, 2017
Starting a new yard and looked like a beautiful addition.
Kay E on Jan 10, 2017
like color
Horace C on Nov 28, 2016
Add color to the property
Brian H on Nov 27, 2016
mary jo m on Nov 20, 2016
I am buying this tree to plant in honor of my parents who passed away this last year.
321 Mitzi L on Nov 20, 2016
Shade and fall color
Daniel C on Nov 9, 2016
Colors n leaves n fall
Jack c on Nov 5, 2016
Very good shade trees, with a loud color during the fall, very beautiful.
Old Grizzly on Oct 30, 2016
We just moved from a wooded area of our state to a more farming community. We missed the abundance of fall colors in our yard and neighborhood so we choose the October glory.
Moniqué C on Oct 29, 2016
I picked the October Red Maple because of it's size and color.
Carol D on Oct 23, 2016
Beautiful color, fast growth rate
Dawn R on Oct 18, 2016
Beautiful foliage and shade
Kristen J on Oct 17, 2016
Because it is so beautiful and is a fast growing tree.
Maudie L on Oct 12, 2016
Nice colors
Nancy A T on Oct 10, 2016
Fast growing, shade rpoviding, pretty tree
Rory H on Oct 4, 2016
Color, price and small (3-4 feet) size available
Arlen P on Oct 4, 2016
fall color, shade tree, our favorite
Denise B on Oct 2, 2016
Fast growing, disease resistant tolerable to droughts, tall height and beautiful colors in the fall
Karibroderick on Sep 30, 2016
Need a fast growing large shade tree in our front yard
Ray R on Sep 28, 2016
The Color of the Maple Leaves in the Fall
Joe C on Sep 27, 2016
I wanted some red trees in my yard and the price was ok..affordable
Darlene M on Sep 25, 2016
We are fairly new to WY and are trying to develop our landscape while struggling with the challenging growing conditions. This tree will be a birthday present to my husband. so I am going on faith that this tree will grow on our property. Can't wait to see it!
ROSE J on Sep 23, 2016
Beautiful, fall foliage
Erin F on Sep 22, 2016
Need trees
Jeffery L on Sep 19, 2016
Color in the Fall. Growth rate.
Stuart G on Sep 19, 2016
Douglas M on Sep 13, 2016
I saw this in a friends yard and had to have one. Beautiful in the fall!
Mary d on Apr 23, 2017
Nice fall colors
Daniel K on Apr 22, 2017
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
This is the second full year we've had our tree. Last year the leaves didn't turn at all and this year only a very few leaves have turned so far. Do they have to be older before we reap the beauty of the leaves?
Jane S on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are many factors that can cause a Red Maple to not have red leaves during the fall
season. It is hard to tell exactly why a maple isn’t turning red so taking these factors into
consideration will help.
1. How young your tree? If the tree is 3 years old or younger it is very common in
maples for them not to turn colors right away.
2. We have experienced “La Nina" for the last couple of years which accounts for most of
the young maples not turning red. La Nina is high moisture seasons and too much rain
at the wrong time. Maples need dry weather and no fertilization to have the sugar rise
which causes the red color.
3. Too much fertilization. These maples do not need fertilizer right away. If the maple is
getting over fertilized it can cause the leaf color not to change. The proper time to
fertilize is only in the Spring.
4. Poor soil conditionssandy
soil,clay based soil, poor draining soil, and nutrient
deficient soil can cause your leaves not to turn color. Getting soil tested can help in
determining why the red color is not producing.
5. Not enough sunlight. If your tree is getting more shade than it should.
is this a good tree for central florida ?, lots of sand and sun
ken r on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In central FL I would recommend the American Red Maple. It is more heat tolerant than the October Glory Maple.
A shopper on Sep 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The October Glory Maple is great for Virginia.
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.
I live in TN and I have very rocky/clay dirt. I mainly have weeds instead of grass. The previous owners lost every tree they planted. Could this tree adapt to such conditions?
Kristi on Apr 7, 2017
When should the tree start to bud and bloom? The branches and twigs are reddish in color and will bend without breaking. It is now April 20th and I have no buds. Mitch in Delaware
Mitch O on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You show probably start seeing buds in a couple of weeks. Mine just went to leafing this week in Oklahoma but we've had above average temps for this time of year. If it's still below freezing where you are at night it'll probably take a little bit longer.
Does the red/orange color stay year round?
GenyM on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it does not. But the foliage is a beautiful green. This red/orange happens later in the fall and sticks around for awhile even in some wind! It adds color to my yard just as things are starting to dwindle away. It is last to bud in my neighborhood and last to change color in the fall.
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.
When does the red maple start to leaf out in the spring?
Shirley D on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: this is my first spring with the tree so im not certain but i can say its budding out really well, my guess would be very soon , possibly middle of may. i can get back to you on that if you ask me may 1st i can prob. tell more then.
Can I plant trees in fall,I live in fl. Panhandle?
Cathy F on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in N. E. Pa. and planted two October Glory Maples from Fast Growing trees in early November, 2014. they're doing well and the one in front of the house is a stunning orange/red. Our weather is obviously much different from yours but I would think that if the trees can take a N.E. winter (temps dropped to -10 for a few days) they should thrive in your much kinder climate.

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