Native to: Eastern and Central North America Crown: Rounded Height: 40 feet Width: 35 feet Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Characteristics: This tree is one of the last trees to turn color in the fall. Foliage is intense orange to red in fall and holds its leaves longer than most maples.
Negative Features: Occasionally susceptible to aphids and scale that can cause honeydew drip and sooty mold problems. More susceptible to pseudomonas than other Acer rubrum cultivars. Surface roots can cause problems with sidewalks.
Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector and residential streets. Suitable for planting along boulevards.
Comments: October Glory colors later than Red Sunset and has a little less brilliant fall color. Otherwise, this tree can substitute for Red Sunset.