Botanical Name: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
 Common Name: Bloodgood Japanese Maple
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color


Flower Season


Leaf Color

Purple, Red


Bark Color

Red, Striped


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



Medium, High, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Japanese, Water Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Multi-trunk Tree, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Entry, Shrub Border, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Shade Tree, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum


  • Description

  • Notes

The Japanese Maple is a small tree standing only 20-25' high and 20' wide. Its outstanding foliage is a somber red and contrasts nicely with the bark. The tree also has a striking scarlet fall color. Avail. in 2G., 5G., 7G., 15G., 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.