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Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Bloodgood'

Maple, Japanese, Bloodgood

Attractive foliage with burgundy red coloring turns brilliant scarlet in fall. Interesting blackish red bark. Slender, airy tree well-suited for use as a small lawn tree or for patios and entryways. Deciduous.

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15-20 ft


15 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

Maple, Japanese, Bloodgood Growing and Maintenance Tips

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.

Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Bloodgood' Characteristics


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Nature Attraction

  • Birds

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average