Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’ ®
Description: Acer rubrum 'October Glory' is one of the most popular varieties, best known for it's vibrant autumn colour. A dense, round-headed form that has three-lobed glossy dark green leaves which are whitish beneath. They turn into stunning shades of scarlet red, orange and yellow in the autumn; holding on to its leaves quite late. A reliable and often spectacular autumn tree. Small crimson flowers appear during the spring followed by winged green fruits.
History: An American selection introduced in 1964. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988.
Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m
Common name: Maple
Growth rate: Fast
Tree size after 10 years - Medium
Flowering month: April
Do not prune
- BrandFrank Matthews - Trees for Life
- AspectNorth-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing
- AwardAGM (Award of Garden Merit) RHS
- Flower ColourRed
- Flower FormSingle
- Flowering MonthApril, May
- Foliage ColourGreen, Orange, Red, Yellow
- Foliage TypeDeciduous
- Fruit ColourGreen
- Garden StyleArchitectural, City & Courtyard Garden, Cottage & Informal Garden, Japanese Garden
- Hardiness (RHS rating)H6 -20 to -15ºC. Hardy - very cold winter
- MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
- pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
- Plant HabitSpreading / Branched, Standard
- Plant TypeTree
- Pot Size12L, 12L
- Season of InterestSpring, Summer, Autumn
- Soil TypeChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
- Special AttributesAttractive Foliage, Autumn Foliage Colour, Berries or Fruit, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance
- Spread cm400cm
- SunlightFull Sun, Partial Shade
This product is only available for local delivery to the postcodes below via our own delivery service. We will contact you to arrange delivery within 7 days of your order being placed.
£10.00 – NE13, NE20, NE3, NE5
£15.00 – NE12, NE15, NE2, NE23, NE4, NE7
£20.00 – NE1, NE21, NE22, NE24, NE28, NE40, NE41 - 42, NE6, NE8
£25.00 – NE10, NE11, NE16 - 17, NE25 - 26, NE30, NE39, NE43, NE61 – 64, NE9
£30.00 – NE31 – 38
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