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Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Sapindaceae Acer Palmatum Bloodgood

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2 Gallon
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Shipping Information
This Item Does Not Ship Until The First Week In June
Usually ships in One Week for 1 Gallon/ One to Three Weeks for 3 Gallon
Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii
Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Heat
BloomsFall Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorPurple
Average Height15' to 20'
Average Width15' to 20'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer Palmatum 'Bloodgood' is a moderate growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 8B. It matures to an average height of 15 feet to 20 feet and an average width of 15 feet to 20 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade, morning shade with afternoon sun or filtered sun and grows best when planted in loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. The foliage is purple in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, diseases and heat.

Bloodgood Japanese Maple can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in foundation plantings, in containers or planters, as a background, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, to frame the corners of a home or other building, to add property value or to accentuate entryways and also in rock or xeriscape gardens, theme gardens or shade gardens.

Bloodgood Japanese Maple tree

More about our Japanese Maples...

Gardener Direct offers over 150 outstanding and unique varieties of Japanese Maple. We are testing and adding new varieties every year. Our container-grown maples are expertly grown from grafts with the utmost care. Before we offer them for sale, plants are fully rooted and well-branched in 2, 3 or 5 gallon containers. 

To determine hardiness and overall performance in the landscape, each variety of Japanese Maple has been field-tested in our trial gardens here in mid-Georgia. This means you can count on the specific information we provide about each plant.

More about the Bloodgood Japanese Maple...

The Bloodgood is one of the most popular varieties among home gardeners. The deep purplish-red foliage holds it's color well throughout the season turning to burgundy-purple during summer and then intensifying in color to flaming bright red in fall. It tolerates full sun but as with other Japanese Maples will appreciate some afternoon shade or filitered sun. It has an upright habit to 15 to 20 feet height with a somewhat rounded, broad canopy to 15 to 20 in width. It is a slow to moderate grower.

Japanese maples stand out best when they are planted as a single specimen or in small groupings. Use them to accentuate an entryway or as a focal point to draw attention to a certain area of the landscape or home. Be careful not too overcrowd your Japanese Maple. We suggest underplanting with dwarf, low growing shrubs or groundcovers.

Culture & Care

When provided the right environment in the landscape Japanese Maples are very easy to grow and care for, and long lived.

Soil - Japanese maples adapt well to many soil types provided there is good drainage. Consistently wet or soggy soils can be a killer.

Sun -  Some varieties will tolerate full sun. However, in their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight and at the edges of partially shaded woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions, especially in the warmer climate of the Deep South.

Pruning - When a specific variety of Japanese maple is planted in the right size space; where it have room to grow to mature size, rarely will it require pruning. That beings said, removal of damaged or stray branches that spoil the form of the tree can be performed almost any time of year. Heavy or major pruning is best left to professionals. If you hire someone to prune your Japanese maple make sure he/she has the credentials and ALWAYS check references.

Water - During the first two summers after planting a Japanese Maple, make sure to water enough to keep soil damp but not soggy. Constantly wet feet can cause serious problems. Proper planting method can ensure proper drainage over the long term.

Planting Your Japanese Maple

SEE: Detailed Planting Instructions For How To Plant A Japanese Maple in the Ground

 

 

 

 

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