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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone: 3-9
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Bloom Color: Red, Orange, and Green
Height at Maturity: 40-50’
Soil Type Preferred: Various (thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil)
Sun or Shade: Full Sun
The October Glory Maple (Acer rubrum) is also known as the red maple or scarlet maple. This tree is native to the east coast as well as eastern and north-central North America.
Its foliage features various shades of green during the spring and summer, but it’s during the fall when this tree sparkles, turning into lovely shades of red and orange. Even during the spring, it has flower buds that feature a red color, offering a nice contrast early in the year.
Like pines, this tree is hospitable to wildlife like small birds and mammals because of its ability to produce shade and the fruit it bears in the form of samaras (small reddish-brown pods of about 1-3” in width).
Among the uses for the October Glory Maple tree is its use as a shade tree for landscapers and planters, its use in parks, and its use to line the side of roads.
It’s a good option for parks and recreation sites as well. It can also produce maple syrup, but other trees produce better, more widely used maple syrup (black maple, for example) due to its short harvest season. The wood produces also used for lumber, firewood, and musical instruments.
If you need a beautiful splash of red to add to your landscape’s color palette while also being an excellent option as a shade tree that retains its beauty year-round, look no further than the October Glory Maple tree. Its timeless look and lovely color can add much-needed charm and value to any landscape or property.
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