This brilliant Japanese Maple cultivar will truly stop anyone who passes by in their tracks. Can be grown as the focal point in your yard – a true statement piece!
This deciduous tree (meaning it loses it’s leaves in winter) is widely grown across the United States in growing zones 5-8 and can reach up to 15 to 20 feet high in maturity making it a great choice for small tree. The yellow green leaves emerge again in the spring and stay green through summer. As soon as the temperatures start dropping the leaves gradually turn a bright red. The Bloodgood Japanese maple has been renowned for its beautiful garnet foliage and showy growth habitat and is a staple in many home landscapes. This ornamental tree is great for winter landscapes as the red is a nice contrast color to the evergreen trees.
The Bloodgood prefers full sun to partial shade and mildly acidic, well-drained soil for best results. Watering is key to ensuring that your Bloodgood properly establishes it’s root system upon initial growth in the first year. Soil moisture should stay damp but no wet feet. This tree has a slow to moderate growth rate of 1-2 feet per year. Can’t be grown in the hot summer heat so plant in partly shade if you have hot summers.
Acer palmatum artropurpureum
- Specimen tree
- Attractive foliage
- Brilliant red color
- Tolerates sun