Red Maple Trees

October Glory MapleRed Maple

Red Maple Varieties

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(Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’) and

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(Acer rubrum ‘Redpointe’)

The Red Maple family has many cultivars that are vigorous growing trees with strong, symmetrical growth and a good central leader.  Foliage is a deep green in summer, changing to brilliant shades of red to orange in the fall.  Fall color is variable; based upon genetics, soil characteristics, and climate.  A great tree for lawns, streets or parks.  Form is pyramidal in youth to rounded in maturity.  Root system can tend to be shallower than other shade trees, making planting around sidewalks a potential hazard.

Mature Height: 40′

Mature Spread: 30′

Zone: 4-5

Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Preference: Tolerant to a wide variety of soils

Nurseryman’s Notes: This is the most popular shade tree we grow, and for good reason!  Few pest or disease problems and tolerant of tough, clay soils or wetter soils.  Great fall color!  ‘October Glory’ are the most widely planted and offer excellent orange-red fall color.   ‘Redpointe’ turns bright red around two weeks prior to ‘Redpointe’ and ‘Autumn Blaze’.  ‘Redpointe’ has the fastest growth rate for a straight red maple, similar to ‘Autumn Blaze’ Maple.

October Glory MapleRed Maple Varieties 2006

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