Japanese maple ‘Bloodgood’ (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’)
The ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’) forms a small tree or big shrub, and can grow up to 5m in height and 5m in width.
Acer ‘Bloodgood’ is cultivated because of its dark leaves, close to purple, which become bright red in autumn.
In the middle of spring it produces small purple flowers, which are followed by attractive red-winged seeds.
This is one of the most beautiful trees for autumn color.
Plant profileCommon name: Japanese maple 'Bloodgood', Acer 'Bloodgood'
Scientific name: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Plant type: Trees
Height: 3m - 8m
Spread: 3m - 8m
Foliage color: Purple (spring), Purple (summer), Red (autumn), Red (summer)
Season of interest: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Architectural, Japanese Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
How to plant
Acer ‘Bloodgood’ prefers to be planted in full sun, but tolerates partial shade.
The soil must remain moist especially if it is planted in full sun, but it must be well drained.
Maple trees do not tolerate waterlogged soils. Scorches on leaves can indicate that soil is too dry or the tree is under excessive exposure to the sun or wind.
It must be propagated by grafting. Don’t miss our article explaining how to easily graft japanese maples.