This brilliant Acer palmatum Japanese Maple cultivar will truly stop anyone who passes by in their tracks. The acer palmatum Bloodgood tree should be grown as the focal point in your yard – a true statement piece!
After winter, the yellow green leaves emerge again in the spring and stay green through summer. As soon as the temperatures start dropping, the leaf color gradually turns a bright scarlet red or can take on many shades of red. Renowned for its beautiful garnet foliage and showy growth habitat, it is a staple in many home landscapes.
This ornamental tree is great for winter landscapes as the red is a nice contrast fall color to the evergreen trees. This fast-growing tree, similar to the Emperor Japanese Maple Tree, is easy to grow and very aesthetically pleasing.
Bloodgood Japanese Maple Care
This is a deciduous tree, meaning it loses its maple leaves in winter. It is grown across the United States in USDA growing zones 5-8. It can reach up to 15 to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide at maturity making it a great choice for a small tree in your landscape.
The tree prefers full sun to part shade and slightly acidic, well-drained soil conditions for best results. Watering is key to ensuring that your Bloodgood Japanese maple tree properly establishes its root system upon initial growth in the first year. Soil moisture should stay damp but no wet feet.
A slow-release fertilizer at the top of the root ball will help the maple grow. Read more about How to Plant a Maple Tree.
Bloodgood Japanese Maple Size
The Bloodgood Japanese maple growth rate is slow to moderately growing 1-2 feet per year. A full-grown Bloodgood Japanese Maple can get up to 20ft tall and wide at maturity. The Japanese Bloodgood maple tree cannot be grown in the hot summer heat, so plant in partial shade if you have exceptionally hot summers to avoid leaf scorch.
Our Bloodgood Japanese Maple for sale is sure to turn heads! We also have this tree available in the dwarf form.
Check out our Maple Tree Grow Guide for more information.
Acer palmatum artropurpureum
- Specimen tree
- Attractive foliage
- Brilliant red color
- Tolerates sun