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Bloodgood Japanese Maple for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Japanese maples are some of the most popular trees that people grow in their yards. Regardless of the variety, these trees have graceful growth habits and red leaves that stand out through the whole growing season. The cultivar known as the Bloodgood Japanese maple tree, or Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood,'  is especially attractive, as its leaves hold a darker and more consistent red color than other options. This tree is also quite resilient and adaptable to growing conditions while maintaining a slender overall shape. 

  • The Bloodgood Japanese Maple tree has a graceful growth habit, including a slender trunk and branches.
  • It holds a deeper color for longer than other types of Japanese maple.
  • It is hardier than most Japanese maples, and it’s adaptable to several growing settings.
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Plant Care

Sunlight

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Grows in a wide range of light conditions, including full sun, partial sun, and dappled sun.

Watering

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Water multiple times per week during establishment. Water once per week or less when mature.

Fertilizing

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Fertilize in the late winter. Avoid using fertilizers that are high in nitrogen.

Planting and Care

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by John Haryasz | Horticulture Writer and Landscape Designer – last update on May 18, 2022

Planting instructions

Finding a location in which to grow your Bloodgood Japanese maple is not difficult. These plants can grow in many different sun settings, ranging from full sun to the kind of filtered light you’d find beneath a forest canopy. When removing your Bloodgood Japanese maple from its container, be sure to loosen the root ball to help the roots spread outward. It also helps to dig a wide planting hole and water the plant generously while planting.
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New Bloodgood Japanese maple trees should receive water about once every two days at first. Once established, these trees will need water about once per week during the growing season — or less. To fertilize a Bloodgood Japanese maple tree, apply your fertilizer in the early spring or later winter when the ground is nearly frozen. Most importantly, you should avoid nitrogen-rich fertilizers. These can lead to weak growth in your Bloodgood Japanese maple tree.

Pollination

Like most Japanese maple trees, the Bloodgood Japanese maple blooms in the spring with inconspicuous flowers that serve little role other than conducting pollination. These trees rely on insects to carry pollen from one flower to another. Typically, these trees are self-pollinating and will develop winged samaras when fertilization occurs. The fruits are somewhat attractive, but they are not grown for their edible qualities. As such, pollination should not be a concern when growing a Bloodgood Japanese maple tree.

Pruning

Avoid over-pruning your Bloodgood Japanese maple tree, especially when it is young. Pruning cuts can encourage your tree to respond with a lot of new growth. That new growth is typically weaker and more likely to break —and detract from the tree’s overall form. Once your Bloodgood Japanese maple tree has grown for a few years, perform minimal pruning in the early spring. Your pruning goal should be to remove dead or damaged branches and encourage an attractive form for your plant.

Pests, diseases, and animals

Pests are a common problem for any type of Japanese maple tree, including the Bloodgood Japanese maple variety. Some of these insects are common problems for many plants, including scale and mites. However, Japanese beetles can also be a frequent issue for the Bloodgood Japanese maple tree. Disease problems can also arise in this tree, including mold and leaf spots, both of which threaten the health and appearance of your plant.

Achieving maximum results

Since the Bloodgood Japanese maple tree is so thin compared to other plants in the landscape, it can be comparatively weak. It is wise of you to plant this tree where it can get some wind protection. The other main factors to getting the most out of this plant are pruning and fertilization. Too much of either could cause this tree to become overgrown and weaker than it should be. Prune and fertilize sparingly to see the best results from your Bloodgood Japanese maple tree.

FAQs

Are bloodgood Japanese maple trees large plants?

Like most Japanese maple trees, the variety we call Bloodgood Japanese maple is a small to medium-sized tree species. At most, this plant will be about 25 feet tall, but it will often be shorter than that. The spread of these trees will be slightly smaller than the mature height. This moderate size makes the Bloodgood Japanese maple an excellent tree option for those who don't have a large yard.

Can you prune a Bloodgood Japanese maple to keep it small?

Although the Bloodgood Japanese maple tree is already a smaller species, some gardeners wish to make it even smaller. However, pruning this tree to make it smaller is not a great idea. Pruning can encourage a weak growth habit, which will make the tree vulnerable and somewhat weak. If you wish to have a smaller Japanese maple tree, it is best to select a dwarf variety that has no chance of reaching the heights of other Japanese maple trees.

How does the Bloodgood Japanese maple stand out from other Japanese maples?

All Japanese maple trees are attractive, but some stand out from the rest. The Bloodgood Japanese maple tree makes its presence known by having a deeper burgundy leaf color than most related species. These plants also can have unique bark colors and have an exceptionally slender main trunk. These features make the Bloodgood Japanese maple the preferred choice of many gardeners.

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Customer Reviews

Anonymous
Verified Buyer August 5, 2021 at 2:15pm
ratingI love it.

The tree is healthy and attractive. It's a bit larger than I expected it to be, and that it quite fine. It arrived quickly and well-packed, and is rapidly becoming much beloved.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer June 23, 2021 at 5:41pm
ratingBlood good Maple

It's a nice full tree with a decent height ! Waiting now for my landscaper to place it in the ground ! Expecting it to grow beautifully ‘

Anonymous
Verified Buyer April 9, 2021 at 3:57pm
ratingGreat frontyard plant.

I love my maple tree, it has vibrant colors and looks healthy.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer November 3, 2020 at 12:35pm
ratingJapanese Bloodgood Maple

Excellent. Beautiful little tree and it arrived perfectly wrapped and ready to go.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer September 7, 2020 at 7:23pm
ratingSo nice

It's my first Japanese Maple. In just a few days it's looking good. I placed it in a container on the back patio. It looks happy. I'm excited to it grow.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer August 11, 2020 at 12:14pm
ratingBlood Good Japanese Maple

The service was good, the tree was small but looked very healthy.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer July 31, 2020 at 11:07pm
ratingA Good Experience

Wonderful. Would order again.

Anonymous
Verified Buyer May 16, 2020 at 1:07pm
ratingGreat luck with this company

I had bought five trees for his company all Japanese all were in in good health. The only thing I wish is they would do away with the shipping charges

Anonymous
Verified Buyer May 15, 2020 at 3:45pm
ratingTree purchase

Good transaction ! I would use them again.

Mature height
15 ft.
Mature width
15-25 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Best color- Part Shade Tolerates Full Sun
Growth rate
Moderate
Botanical name
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Shipping exclusions
AZ
Grows Well In Zones
5-8
map
Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10°F)

Bloodgood Japanese Maple for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
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