Bloodgood Japanese Maple


Bloodgood Japanese Maple is one of the hardiest of the Japanese maples, tolerating sun well.  The foliage is a beautiful burgundy red throughout summer, turning a brilliant red in fall. Bloodgood is a favorite of landscapers and homeowners alike due to the beautiful three season colors. Bloodgood Japanese Maple makes a stunning specimen tree for your landscape!

  • Scientific Name: Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’
  • USDA Zone: 5 – 8
  • Average Height: 15′
  • Average Width: 15′
  • Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun

Japanese Maple Planting/Care Instructions

Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Choose the right time of the year to plant according to your zone. When you receive your tree, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the tree to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your tree. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Plant your maple with the root flare above the soil line.

Japanese maples planted in the ground generally do not need fertilizer. Container grown maples can use a bit of slow-release fertilizer. However, variegated cultivars should not be fertilized. Be sure to water your trees. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.

Young grafted trees will continue to have new growth on the rootstock for several years. If new buds or branches develop on the rootstock, remove them before they grow larger. If a larger branch develops, use sterile pruners to remove. Prune trees as needed to encourage growth. Always sterilize your pruners. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.

Lastly, enjoy your Bloodgood Japanese Maple and your time in the garden!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Many factors influence which plants will thrive in a given location. Heat, cold, and elevation are just a few that can have a big impact.
Plants may have been recently potted up and have not completely rooted in. Please grow them in the pots one full growing season, before planting in the ground or potting mix may fall off of the root ball.

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Joyce p.
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Japanese Maple

Plants arrived well packed and in excellent condition.


Maples N More Nursery

Thank you for the great review Joyce! And thank you for your repeat business.

I recommend this product

Sturdy, slowish growing and will provide shade

Planted my Bloodgood Maple 4 four years ago in a well irrigated spot. The tree is hardy to unprotected Toronto winters, survived a major ice event a few years ago (again, unprotected). It is on the esat side of a 6 foot high fence (running N-S) and from a height of 2 feet, has grown to above the fenceline today. Although slow growing, the tree has proven VERY resilient and will begin to provide human-usable shade (a limited amount) next year. My next Japanese maple might be a Viridis for it's fall foliage. the one con I would give about the Bloodgood is that the colour of it's autumn foliage is only slightly different than its summer colour.


Japanese Maple

Very pleased with Maples N More. The purchase was easy, I was kept up to date with shipment details. The tree arrived in a timely manner and appeared healthy. The planting instructions were very helpful. I would definitely order again from Maples N More.

Dan W.


Shipped large three gallon trees, just starting to bloom. Shipping was great, product was great!

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