How to Know If You Can Grow an October Glory Maple Tree

If you have big plans for that October Glory maple tree, this guide will help make it a success.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Consider location Consider your location in the United States. An October Glory maple tree does best in the Eastern and Northern climates, but can tolerate the Southern climate with proper care.
  • Step 2: Look for others nearby Look for other October Glory maples nearby. If the area has a considerable population, avoid overplanting to create a more sustainable forest.
  • Step 3: Test the soil Test the soil with a soil testing kit. An acidic to slightly alkaline soil of 6.8 to 7.7 is ideal. Also look for well-drained, loamy or moist soil.
  • TIP: The tree will also tolerate sandy or clay-based soil, but irrigation may be necessary.
  • Step 4: Judge the amount of sun in the area Judge the amount of sun the planting area gets during the day. An area that is partly shaded or receives full sun is best.
  • Step 5: Check underground for pipes and power lines Check for underground drainage pipes, power, or cable lines nearby as the October Glory maple root system is very invasive. Now bask in your own glory knowing you can plant an October Glory maple tree.
  • FACT: Plants need light, carbon dioxide, and water to make their own food.

You Will Need

  • Location
  • Careful eye
  • Soil testing kit
  • Green thumb
  • Partly shaded or fully sunny location

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