Common name: Red maple
Acer rubrum is a deciduous tree native to the eastern half of North America.
Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’ is a female cultivar, introduced in 1961-62 by Princeton Nursery. It features red petioles on its leaves, bright green foliage that holds long into fall, and crimson-red autumn colour. Planted in 1994, it now displays the furrowed and flaking bark of a mature red maple. The paired winged seeds of maples are called samaras, nicknamed “helicopter seeds” for their twirling motion in the wind.
Insect photo by Janet Davis, with permission
Leaf close-ups are photos of 'October Glory' by Linda Marshik