Acer 'Bloodgood'

Acer 'Bloodgood'

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Award winning and considered one of the very best purple-leafed Japanese maples
SKU 28160
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2-Gallon
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 8

Mature Height

20 Feet

Mature Width

20 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy

Description / Acer 'Bloodgood'

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

Product Details

Item Form 2-Gallon
Genus Acer
Species palmatum
Variety 'Bloodgood'
Product Classification Trees, Trees and Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Purple, Red
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Foliage Color Red
Characteristics Award Winner, Fall Color
Uses Beds, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Specimen
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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