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Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Bloodgood'

Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-um
SKU #00075
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Attractive foliage with burgundy red coloring turns brilliant scarlet in fall. The interesting red-black bark provides striking interest in winter. This slender, airy tree is well-suited for use as a small lawn tree or for patios and entryways. One of the hardiest of Japanese maples, with good sun tolerance. Deciduous.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
Landscape Use Container
Design Ideas Plant this beautiful maple in a highly visible area amidst a collection of grasses and evergreens to create an Asian-style garden. Associate with beautiful stones. Lovely near a stream or pond where its lower leaves can dip into water. Use its foliage to interrupt a long, green-leafed border.
Foliage Color Red
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)
CARE
Care Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Protect young trees from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.

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