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October Glory Maple Trees

Acer rubrum 'PNI 0268'

You'll start looking forward to October just so you can see this tree in it's glory. You'll appreciate the cooling shade the rest of the year. October Glory Maple trees are fast growing and tolerate many different soil conditions.

Growzone: 3-9

As Low As: $89.95

1. Choose Size & Quantity
Size Price Quantity
3 Gallon Pot (4 to 5 Feet Tall) $89.95
5 Gallon Pot (5 to 6 Feet Tall) $109.95
2. Choose Recommended Add-Ons
Product Price Quantity
Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus
4 LB Bag
15" Tree Staking kit by DeWitt
(1) Kit
Treegator Watering Bag
Soil Soaker Hose
50 Feet Long

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Dormancy Notice: This plant, like many others, enters dormancy or semi-dormancy in the late fall through early spring. *THIS PLANT IS NOT DEAD. It is completely healthy but upon receiving the plant, you may notice it exhibits fewer leaves, discoloration, or complete leaf drop. This is normal and essential to the plant's health. In fact, planting during dormancy promotes root growth, giving your plant a better start for spring, when new foliage will begin to grow.

October Glory Maple Trees for Sale Online

October Glory Maple Trees are an outstanding shade tree. The Green Leaves turn bright orange to deep, reddish-purple color in the fall. Its a tall tree with a dense, rounded crown. The foliage is held on the tree later into fall than with most other maples. A superb choice as a high branched shade tree for larger landscapes.

October Glory Maple Tree Plant GuideHow to Plant October Glory Maple Trees

About Your October Glory Maple Trees

October Glory Maple Trees are a favorite fast-growing specimen tree for spectacular fall foliage! Branches form a nicely shaped, spreading crown of lustrous green, foliage that turns from brilliant orange to reddish-purple as autumn progresses.

Growing Zone: 3-9
Mature Height: 35 to 40 Feet
Mature Width: 25 to 30 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous tree, shade tree
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Upright
Foliage: Dark green, brilliant orange to deep reddish purple in fall
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Pruning Season: No pruning needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites
This Plants Growzone: 3-9 October Glory Maple Trees Hardiness Zone

How to Care for October Glory Maple Trees

Before you buy an October Glory Maple Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant an October Glory Maple?

How do I plant an October Glory Maple?

We suggest when planting your newly purchased October Glory Maple Trees plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of October Glory Maple Trees to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.

How do I water October Glory Maple Trees?

How do I water October Glory Maple Trees?

After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the October Glory Maple Trees a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.

How do I fertilize October Glory Maple Trees?

How do I fertilize October Glory Maple Trees?

Trees such as October Glory Maple Trees grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize October Glory Maple Trees again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with October Glory Maple Trees. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your October Glory Maple Tree, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution.

How do I mulch October Glory Maple Trees?

How do I mulch October Glory Maple Trees?

We highly recommend that you mulch your October Glory Maple Tree with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.

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