Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Red Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood'
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

12-15′ x 12-15′


Partial Sun, Partial Shade


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time


Special Features

Attractive Bark, Deer Resistant, Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ box, 36″ box

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

A3, 2-10, 12, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate to slow-growing deciduous tree to 12-15’ tall and wide. This highly-popular variety forms a rounded, lightly-tiered crown of attractive, palmate, purplish-red foliage that retains its color throughout the growing season, turning a vibrant scarlet color in the cool of fall. Adding further appeal to this variety is its attractive, smooth to lightly-furrowed blackish-red bark. Inconspicuous reddish-colored flowers appear in spring, followed by small, red-tinged, winged seed-pods that develop in late-summer. well-suited as a small tree for lawns, entryways, courtyards or Asian-themed gardens, and is especially beautiful as an understory to larger, green-leafed trees or conifers. Prefers regular watering in a well-drained soil, and thrives in a light sun to light shade exposure. Requires some protection from hot afternoon sun in warmer inland climates, and may experience leaf-scorch in areas prone to strong winds. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone: 5A-9B
Sunset Zone: A3, 2-10, 12, 14-24

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