Acer Palmatum Bloodgood

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Acer Palmatum Bloodgood

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  • Classic and ever-popular red Japanese Maple
  • Striking open vase-shaped deep red foliage
  • Subtle Autumn colour changes to bright crimson
  • Ideal for large planter pots or small gardens
  • Mature size 4 meters tall


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The traditional and always popular Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum Bloodgood, will elevate your landscape. Its vividly red leaf shapes itself into a stunning vase shape and becomes beautiful scarlet in the fall. This adaptable tree does well in big planters, making it a great option for any garden.


Product Specifications

  • Botanical Name: Acer Palmatum Bloodgood
  • Mature Height: 4 meters
  • Mature Width: 4 meters
  • Foliage: Deep red
  • Form/Habit: Upright
  • Uses: Feature / Specimen tree, shade tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Soil: Most soil types, though prefers well-draining, slightly acidic soil
  • Drought Hardy: Moderate
  • Sun: Prefers partial shade but can tolerate full sun; prefers slight wind protection
  • Water Requirement: Low – medium
  • Planter Suitability: Yes
  • Maintenance: Low, no need for pruning


Commonly Asked Questions

Will the foliage on Acer Palmatum Bloodgood change colour during Autumn?

The leaves on Bloodgood maples will change from burgundy foliage to a crimson tone for Autumn. Because the leaves of this Maple are dark, the Autumn transformation is more subtle than with a green-tone Japanese Maple. Please note that colour change can differ yearly; it will also depend on your plant’s health and the plants.


Are Bloodgood maples suitable for planter pots?

Yes, they are. Be sure you are selecting a pot with plenty of room for the plant to grow; you may find that in a few years, the pot size needs to be increased. Please note that, like with all plants, they will grow quicker in the ground than in a pot; however, if you have a small garden, courtyard, or paved area or are in a rental property, this can be a good thing, depending on your needs. Please ensure you use quality soil in your pot, slow-release fertilisers, and keep up the watering, as pots dry out more quickly than ground planting.


Do I need to prune my Japanese Maple?

There is no need to prune your Maple; sit back and enjoy the glorious natural form of your Japanese Maple. Pruning can be effective if you want to open your Maple into a specific canopy shape. Otherwise, it’s best left alone to Mother Nature.