Red Maple (Acer rubrum October Glory®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: October Glory®
Cultivar name: 'PNI 0268'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 40-50 feet
Plant Spread: 30-40 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Water gardens
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP2116

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Location: Iowa
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 10/27/19
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-11-07Late Autumn leaf color
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-11-02tree in fall color
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Location: Northeastern IndianaDate: 2012-03-13Buds - with female flower beginning to open
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2007-11-14fall foliage
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5Date: 2011-10-03This specimen was planted in 2000; so it's less than 20 years old
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5Date: 2011-10-03This is at the top of the list of favored shade and ornamental tr
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5Date: 2011-10-05End of summer leaves. There will be a remarkable change within th
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-11-07Closer angle - leaves run the gammut from deep red to light orang
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-10-30Autumn Leaves, Close-up.
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Location: Northeastern IndianaDate: 2012-03-13
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Location: Northeastern IndianaDate: 2012-03-13Section of branch tip - with buds
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-11-02fall foliage
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-10-27fall foliage
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Comments:
Posted by Joekoel on Sep 18, 2016 3:19 AM

Thankfully, people recognise this plant generically by the supposed trademark OCTOBER GLORY. Its so-called variety name is PNI0268...pretty forgettable. No wonder it's known as October Glory.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 2, 2018 6:32 PM

This cultivar was introduced into the trade in 1961 by Princeton Nurseries in New Jersey. It is the second most used Red Maple cultivar after 'Red Sunset.' It seems to me that 'October Glory' tends to be more orange-red than pure red in color like the other cultivar, and 'October Glory' turns color a little bit later. This selection does well in autumn coloration even deeper in the South, into USDA Zones 7 and 8 than the other. (I do get concerned when some cultivars as this one become so popular that they are planted all over a huge range in huge numbers, thus limiting the genetic diversity. When some new problem shows up of a new pest or disease, all these trees with identical genetic inheritance, being clones, normally get decimated. One exception was the 'Princeton' American Elm that was resistant to DED, but such an occurrence is rare.)

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