Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’
See it in the Water gardens (it all turns red by the end
of the month)
This deciduous tree is one of the most common and widespread
trees of eastern North America.
Commonly known as the red maple, a part of it is red in every
season. In autumn, the leaves are red, in winter the buds are red,
in spring, the flowers are red, and in the summer, the petioles or
leaf stems are red.
Red maples are a very important first source of nectar bees as
they flower very early in spring.
This is a good plant for a wide range of gardens, and will
tolerate a wide range of growing conditions; from wet to dry sites,
and as such is commonly used in landscape plantings
(Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden
Merit). This award indicates that this plant is
recommended by the RHS following plant trials during which the
plant met strict criteria testing its garden