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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

BLOODGOOD UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE

Buy Bloodgood Upright Japanese Maple online. Bloodgood Upright Japanese Maple is the most popular Japanese Maple tree due to is consistent deep reddish purple leaf and and dark stem color. It is a medium to slow growing round-headed tree. It also has excellent deep red fall color.

Height:

15-20 Feet

Spread:

15-20 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Purple/Brilliant Purple
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Burgundy/Crimson
  • Red
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Red
  • Burgundy/Crimson
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Japanese Maple
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
  • Moist
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
  • Budding
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
Uses*
  • Provides Shade
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rock Gardens
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Japanese Maples are moderately easy to grow and adapt to most conditions; however, they do prefer to be planted in an area that is well protected from wind, heat exposure, and drought like conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Bloodgood Japanese Maple is the most popular of the Japanese Red Maples. Excellent tree as a accent or specimen. Can be used in large pots as a patio tree. Also Great around water gardens. .Photos Courtesy of OSU Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Sooner Plant Farm.