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Bloodgood Japanese Maple Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
$245.00
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Bloodgood Japanese Maple loves to be the center of attention all year long.  In spring, its foliage emerges a screaming ruby-red color.  In fall, when the leaves drop, the tree’s picturesque, open framework is unveiled—its branches so smooth and muscly, you’ll want to touch them.  This is one of the best small ornamental trees you can add to your front yard landscaping, as each tree is a work of art that adds value to your home.  Contrary to popular belief, some Japanese Maples—like this one—are moderate- to fast-growing trees, at least in youth.  Your Bloodgood Maple will be hogging the spotlight before you know it!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Japanese Maples, native to not only Japan, but also China and Korea, were revered in the East centuries before any Westerner had laid eyes on them.  In Japan, they are called momiji, and symbolize serenity.  The practice of momiji-gari, or the viewing of autumn leaves, is a cherished tradition there.  The selection ‘Bloodgood’ may have originated here in America in the 1790s at Bloodgood Nursery in what is now Queens, New York.  Though today there are hundreds of different Japanese Maples to choose from, this selection remains the most popular.

The Details

This is the traditional Japanese Maple found in every neighborhood. But some of those Maples don't keep their vibrant burgundy red foliage like this selection does all season long. The perfect choice for a small garden or as a focal point in a larger landscape.

How to Grow

Japanese Maples like to be planted in full sun, but would appreciate some light afternoon shade as well. Full blazing sun along with poor soil conditions can cause leaf scorch. They also would appreciate being planted in areas that get protection from wind; they do not tolerate windswept locations. Japanese Maples must be planted in soils that are well-drained; they will not tolerate wet, poor quality soils. Once you have found the perfect location to plant your Japanese Maple, keep it watered throughout dry spells until it has become established in your garden. For the first 3 or 4 years you can apply a medium rate fertilizer. You only need to apply once a year in the fall; this gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring. Japanese Maples, when maintained properly, do not have any major pest or disease problems. However, they do run the risk of getting Verticillium, which is a root fungus. This occurs when the Japanese Maple is planted in soil that is not well-drained. Proper planting location will also help the burgundy-leafed Japanese Maples keep their deep, rich color. If the tree becomes stressed because of poor soil quality, or too wet/dry soil, the color of the foliage will be altered. So, what’s important? Location, location, location!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 15'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Burgundy
Fall Leaf Color Red
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Spring/Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: A

Size A

Size: B

Size B

Size: C

Size C

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

4-5' tall when shipped with developed branching and good stem caliper. Grown in our #7 or #8 tree container .

Size B Trees:

6' tall, strong stem caliper, strong branching and great form. Grown in our #10 or #15 tree container in this size. This tree will have an immediate impact on your landscape.

Size C Trees:

Generally 7-8' tall at time of shipping, many times much taller and nearly as wide to about 6', with very strong stem caliper. The tree in this size is grown in our extra large #20 or #25 tree containers and will require two very strong people to manage.

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Bloodgood Japanese Maple Tree
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