Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

Red Japanese Maple

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

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.