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Acer palmatum Bloodgood - Japanese Maple ’Bloodgood’

Viewed as one of the best purple leaved Japanese Maples. The award winning Acer palmatum Bloodgood is a small, slow-growing deciduous tree that offers fantastic colour and interest.

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ leaves have 5-7 slender deeply pointed lobes. When they bloom in spring, the red foliage is often at its brightest. Over the coming months the colour begins to darken in to a rich purple/red shade eventually darkening to a deep crimson in the autumn or blood red as the name suggests.

During the later spring months, the tree develops double-winged samaras that redden adding ornamental value to the already magnificent looking tree.

It’s alluring colour and ornamental qualities make it a great specimen tree for a smaller garden.

FACT: Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for it’s outstanding quality.

Plant Profile

Name: Acer palmatum Bloodgood

Common Name: Japanese Maple ’Bloodgood’

Family: Sapindaceae

Height: 2.5-4.0m

Width: 2.5-4.0m

Demands: Sheltered, Full Sun / Partial Shade, West Facing or South Facing

Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam or Sand

Foliage: Deep Purple Red

Flowers: Small Purple- Red flowers

Acer palmatum Bloodgood info sheet

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