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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Red Japanese Maple
  • Plant Type:
  • Tree
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Small
  • Also Grown As:
  • Natural Low Branching
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 12-18' x 12-18'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Rounded
  • Native To:
  • Asia, Japan
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Insignificant
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Fall Color, Intermountain Conditions, Shade Tolerant
  • Container Sizes:
  • 12" Deco Pot, #15, 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 2-10, 12, 14-24
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 5

A BIT MORE...

Few trees have as many admirers as Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’. If your landscape needs a shot in the arm, look no further. Bearing deep purple lobed and toothed leaves that retain their color from spring through fall when the leaves become a burst of scarlet red, it is best distinguished from the Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ by its upright growth habit and dark red bark. Red samaras are inconspicuous but add some textural interest. In southern California and other warm climates, it is wise to shelter it from hot, dry winds and direct sun and to give it consistent water. Red Japanese Maples are particularly stunning grouped in groves. Their non-invasive root systems make them excellent subjects next to patios or walkways. The Japanese maples were introduced to western society by the Swedish doctor, Carl Peter Thunberg who named the species “palmatum” for its leaves’ resemblance to the open human palm. Japanese maples resist oak root fungus and is not prone to pest or disease problems.