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Bloodgood Red Leaf Japanese Maple - 2 Gallon Pot
'Bloodgood' is one of if not the most popular Japanese Maple cultivars among home gardeners and landscape architects alike. More details below

Bloodgood Red Leaf Japanese Maple - 2 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 2 GALLON POT
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1 $79.97
2+ $74.69


Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'


USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9a  Find Your Zone

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Japanese Maple variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

One of if not the most popular Japanese Maple cultivars among home gardeners and landscape architects alike, 'Bloodgood' is a stately specimen that begins the season with burgundy-red leaves emerging in spring that turn to deep burgundy purple in summer and finally in fall to a flaming bright red. Bloodgood will tolerate full sun however in the South will appreciate some filtered sun or shade in the afternoon. Bloodgood has an upright habit and rounded form with a moderate growth rate to 15 to 20 feet tall and wide at maturity.




Landscape & Garden Uses

To showcase its magnificence and beauty, Bloodgood Japanese Maple is best used in landscape design as a focal point specimen to draw attention to a specific area of the home or landscape. That said, in larger landscape spaces they can be grouped or useful when positioned on both sides of an entryway to accentuate the entrance.

Suggested Spacing: At least 25 feet for space between trees

Container culture can extend the useful range of Japanese Maples. They are extremely easy to grow in containers, a practice taken to it's most extreme form in the art of bonsai. Click on the link below under Helpful Articles for Japanese Maple container planting instructions. 

Note:  One Japanese Maple can make a landscape...that is, if you don't overcrowd it with other trees and plants. Therefore, when choosing companions to plant under or around your Japanese Maple, make sure to select low-growing shrubs or groundcover plants that won't interfere at all with your tree. 




Cultural Preferences

Though delicate looking, Japanese Maples are actually very tough and long-lived trees. They are very easy to grow. Container culture can extend their useful range. They are extremely easy to grow in containers, a practice taken to its most extreme form in the art of bonsai.

In their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight at the edges of woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions. That said, you can find a complete listing of our sun-tolerant Japanese Maple varieties here, of which Bloodgood is one. 

Most any average garden soil will grow Japanese Maples. They prefer a moist but well-drained soil rich in organic matter. As with so many other ornamental plants and trees, constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. So make sure to plant your Japanese Maple in a well-drained site.



Helpful Articles

Click on a link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Japanese Maple trees.







Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9a  Find Your Zone
Height at Maturity:  15-20'
Width at Maturity:  15-20'
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Broad
Growth Rate:  Moderate 
Foliage Color in Spring:  Burgundy Red
Foliage Color in Summer:  Burgundy-Red
Foliage Color in Fall:  Scarlet-Red
Light Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, moderately drought tolerant when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy, Silty (Condition heavy clay soils when planting)
Drainage:  Well drained soil is a must!
Soil pH:  5.0 - 7.0 is ideal
Maintenance:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Heat Tolerant, Insect Resistant, Sun Tolerant



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