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Acer Rubrum October Glory Maple | October Glory Red Maple - 175-185cm, 10lt

Acer Rubrum October Glory Maple | October Glory Red Maple - 175-185cm, 10lt

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The Acer rubrum 'October Glory,' commonly known as the Red Maple 'October Glory,' is a remarkable ornamental tree that can thrive in the UK climate, making it an attractive addition to the UK market. This deciduous tree, native to North America, offers stunning fall foliage and adaptable growth, making it well-suited for British gardens.

In the UK, where autumn is celebrated for its vibrant foliage displays, the 'October Glory' Red Maple shines. It typically reaches a height of 12-15 meters (40-50 feet) with a slightly smaller spread, making it a suitable choice for medium to large gardens and parks. Its canopy takes on a broadly oval shape, providing ample shade and an impressive presence in the landscape.

One of the 'October Glory' Red Maple's most outstanding features is its spectacular autumn foliage. As the seasons transition, its lush green leaves transform into a captivating display of brilliant reds and oranges. This eye-catching foliage makes it a favourite for Autumn colour and adds a striking visual element to UK gardens, especially during the autumn months.

Regarding its suitability for the UK climate, the 'October Glory' Red Maple is reasonably adaptable. It thrives in full sun to partial shade, making it versatile for various garden settings. While it prefers well-drained soil, it can tolerate occasional wet conditions, which can be beneficial in the UK's often unpredictable climate. This adaptability to different soil types and moisture levels enhances its suitability for UK gardens.

Additionally, the 'October Glory' Red Maple is relatively cold-hardy, which is essential for withstanding the UK's occasionally harsh winters. While it may lose its leaves during winter, its bare branches can still provide an elegant silhouette in the garden.

In conclusion, the 'October Glory' Red Maple is an excellent choice for the UK market, offering stunning autumn foliage, adaptable growth, and the ability to thrive in the UK's climate. Its vibrant display of red and orange leaves in the fall adds a touch of grandeur to British gardens and parks, making it an attractive option for those seeking a visually striking and hardy tree for their landscape.

  • Common Name

    October Glory Red Maple

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, USA

  • Flower

    crimson on bare branches

  • Foliage

    3-lobed, dark green above, whitish beneath, brilliant crimson in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

12m +

Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, upright, dense, oval to pyramidal

Preferred Location


East-facing, West-facing, South-Facing, North-facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, neutral oil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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