About Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ is a striking deciduous tree. Its uniqueness is marked by the colorful foliage; showy long slender leaves are grouped into a star-like shape. The tree features a burgundy red color during the Spring and Summer that turns to crimson red during the Fall season. Commonly known as Bloodgood Japanese Maple, this beautiful tree has a rounded growth habit and is one of the hardiest of the Japanese Maple variety. An interesting attribute to consider is that it can be used in a fire-wise landscape design.
Plant the Bloodgood Japanese Maple in filtered to full sun. It grows best in slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water regularly and deeply after planting to establish the root system. Weekly watering is suggested but in warmer climates watering more often will be necessary. As a slow grower, pruning is suggested once a year during the Winter season.
Where to Plant
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ shows very well when planted as an ornamental tree. You could also plant two on each side of a walkway or frame an entryway. Other planting suggestions are to place this tree near a pond for a more Zen/ Asian landscape design or plant it with evergreen plants to add a color contrast.
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