Bloodgood Japanese Maple Tree

Product Description

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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 is easy to grow and very aesthetically pleasing.

Bloodgood Japanese Maple Care

This is a deciduous tree, meaning it loses it’s 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 small tree in your landscape.

The Bloodgood japanese maple growth rate is slow to moderately growing 1-2 feet per year. The Japanese Bloodgood maple tree cannot be grown in the hot summer heat, so plant in partly shade if you have exceptionally hot summers to avoid leaf scorch.

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 it’s 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.

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.

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum artropurpureum

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Foliage Color Burgundy
Mature Height 15-20 ft
Mature Width 15-20 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Specimen tree
  • Attractive foliage
  • Brilliant red color
  • Tolerates sun

Shipping Info

Once your Bloodgood Japanese Maple Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Mr. & Mrs. Julious Hackett

    Received two trees that we very well packaged. I ordered the extra fertilizer and glad I did, as my soil is not the best for planting. The leaves of the trees look just like the pictures. My husband and I are pleased with this purchase.

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  2. Mary Jackson

    Honestly, this is the best plant purchase I have made online!! It shipped so well to my house in Georgia and is growing nicely in its new home. I CAN NOT wait to see the leaves change this fall! Japanese maples are the most beautiful tree in my opinion and I love how small they stay.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Yay! We are glad you love your new bloodgood maple tree!

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