Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Bloodgood'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser pal-MA-tum at-ro-pur-PUR-ee-um|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Stunning Foliage Color|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8