Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Bloodgood'

SKU
00075
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.
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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-um
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasPlant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorRed
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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