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Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum Bloodgood

One of the best Japanese Maples for full sun. Bloodgoods can take bright sun that would normally burn the leaf edges of other Japanese Maples. Very easy to grow. The leaves turn a bright orange-red in the fall. Creates filtered shade which allows other plants such as hosta to thrive under its canopy. Perfect for planting next to patios and decks.

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Bloodgood Japanese Maple Trees for Sale Online

The Bloodgood Japanese maple tree is a tried-and-true specimen plant. Commonly referred to as Red Japanese Maple or Bloodgood maple, this is the most famous Japanese Maple sold today. One of the easiest to grow and hardiest of the Japanese maples. You’ll love the burgundy foliage.  

This is an excellent Japanese Maple Tree for beginners due to the ease of growth. This dwarf Japanese Maple is perfect for planting around a patio or deck because the foliage allows some sunlight through, creating filtered sunlight. Because of this, you can plant smaller shrubs and perennials underneath without worrying about the shade becoming too dense for the plants to survive. 

The Japanese Bloodgood Maple was introduced into the United States Before World War two and is named in honor of Bloodgood Nursery on Long Island, where it was developed. 

It maintains its burgundy red foliage throughout the growing season and is a relatively fast-growing Japanese Maple, growing 2 to 3 feet per year. The leaves develop a beautiful reddish-orange color in the fall, unmatched by other trees. 


Growzone: 5-8 Bloodgood Japanese Maple Hardiness Zones 5-8
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Mature Height: 15 to 20 feet
Mature Width: Up to 15 to 20 feet
Classification: Small tree
Sunlight: Full Sun to part shade
Habit: Deciduous
Foliage: Burgundy red foliage that turns brilliant scarlet in fall
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Require: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point or a specimen planting.

How to Care for Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!


Additional Information

The Bloodgood Japanese Red Maple was introduced into the United States before World War II. It is a cultivar named after the Bloodgood Nursery in Long Island, New York, where it was developed. 


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