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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

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More About Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

  • The benchmark in upright, large-leaved, purplish-red Japanese maples
  • Retains its deep colour well throughout the summer
  • Leaves somewhat larger than those of other purple forms
  • Inconspicuous red flowers emerge before the leaves
  • Excellent red fall colour

Zone:

5

Height:

6-7 m

Spread:

5-6 m

Colour:

Red
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Bloodgood Japanese Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade. 


Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Tree form
Rounded
Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright

Foliage Color

Burgundy

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Acer palmatum 'Shojo'

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Fireglow Japanese Maple

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Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince'

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