Acer 'Bloodgood'

Item #28160


An Award Winner, Considered One of the Best Purple-Leafed Japanese Maples

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

An award-winning Acer palmatum, Acer 'Bloodgood' possesses such exceptional qualities that it is considered one of the very best purple-leafed Japanese maples. Its non-dissected deep reddish purple leaves retain their color through summer and brighten to crimson red in fall. Small purplish red spring flowers are followed by samara fruits that ripen in late summer and early autumn. The seeds are a welcome treat for a variety of birds.

A vigorous deciduous tree with a rounded habit, it typically grows to 15-20 feet tall and wide. Acer 'Bloodgood' is a showy specimen or accent tree but also a lovely shade tree. It can tolerate a wide range of soils and can be grown in full sun to part shade. In warmer, drier climates, afternoon shade is preferable and mulching around the base is recommended to keep roots moist and cool. Fertilize in spring and prune, if necessary, in the dormant season.

To maximize the benefits of water, fertilizer, and mulch we suggest using the Greenwell™ Water Saver

Rabbit and black walnut resistant


Skip Product Specs
Genus Acer
Species palmatum
Variety 'Bloodgood'
Item Form 2-Gallon
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start to End Mid Spring
Habit Upright
Height 20 ft
Width 20 ft
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Fall Color
Bloom Color Dark Purple, Dark Red
Foliage Color Red
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Beds, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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