Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood')

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Plant Spread: 15-20 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Deep reddish-purple summer foliage and good crimson-red fall color.
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Purplish red
Flower Time: Other: April


The beauty of Bark, Flowers, and LeavesThe beauty of Bark, Flowers, and Leaves
April 25, 2010

As spring unfolds its true majesty, we gasp at the beauty of spring flowers and rightly so. But there are also some wonderful delights to see in plants, in their bark or in the colour and texture of their leaves.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 21, 2018 6:33 PM

One of the better known Japanese Maples. Bloodgood is vigorous and dependable in sun to part shade with an upright habit and a graceful form. Height up to 20 - 25 feet. Palmate leaves are red till around August, then a somewhat bronze-red, scarlet in the fall.
Not as expensive as some of its contemporaries.

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