General Plant Information (Edit)
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
Deciduous
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Atropurpureum x unknown
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Common names
  • Japanese Maple
  • Maple

Photo Gallery
Location: Cache Valley
Date: 2016-12-10
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2018-11-06
Location: Cache Valley
Date: 2016-11-09
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-11-26
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2019-10-22
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Date: 2017-11-18
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2018-04-22
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-05-20
Stunning red colour with the light through the leaves
Location: Cache Valley
Date: 2016-09-23
Location: In backyard, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-4-16
Japanese Maple "Bloodgood"

Date: 2012-11-01

Date: 2018-11-10
Location: Ft Worth Botanic, Tx
Date: 2017-11-18
Location: Camilla S/W GA.
Date: 04-13-22
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-07
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Date: 2021-04-08
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-05-20
Showing its red winged seedpods
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-11-07
Fall leaf color is much brighter and more intensley red than it i
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-22
"Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood', 2018 photo, Red Leaf Japanese Maple,

Date: 2016-11-10
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-04-03
Leaves beginning to turn green June in Central TX
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-04-18
In my garden
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 7-2009
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-27
"Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood', 2017, Red Leaf [Japanese Maple], AY-s
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2013-06-06
Location: Camilla S/W GA.
Date: 04-13-22
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: Real Jardín Botanico de Madrid
Date: 2018-04-08

Date: 2012-11-01
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-04-02
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-07-10
Location: My garden in Aurora, Ontario zone 5b
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-04-10
Photo by NJBob
Location: In backyard garden, Elk Grove, CA
Date: 2014-4-27
Bloodgood leaves
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2009-07-18
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-27
"Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood', 2017, Red Leaf [Japanese Maple], AY-s
Location: My garden
Date: Autumn
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2017-04-21
Location: Virginia
Date: 2017-06-27
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: May 14, 2021

photo credit: Digigalos
Location: Middle TN
Date: April 20, 2018
Location: Real Jardín Botanico de Madrid
Date: 2018-04-08

Date: 2012-11-01

Date: 2012-11-01
Location: Mississauga
Date: 2013-05-11
Location: At a nursery
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2021-06-26
Shows leaves changing color gradually to green late June.  Centra
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-05
With hosta montana aureamarginata
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-03-20
Elongated leaf buds
Location: Lilburn, GA
Date: 2020-04-23
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2009-07-18
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2009-07-18
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-27
"Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood', 2017, Red Leaf [Japanese Maple], AY-s
Location: My garden
Date: Autumn
Fallen autumn leaves
Location: Camilla S/W GA.
Date: 04-13-22
Front Yard
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: my front yard just north of Atlanta GA.  Full sun, southwestern exposure
Date: 2013-04-12
Location: my front yard just north of Atlanta GA.  Full sun, southwestern exposure
Date: 2013-04-12
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-05-15
Location: Temple, TX
Date: 2019-03-24
Homed in huge pot under dappled shade of tall trees.  Will plant
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-01-07
tree still with leaves on, now brown in January

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 31, 2022 10:45 AM concerning plant:
    "Bloodgood' retains the purplish-red color better than the regular red-leaved variety of the Japanese Maple during the heat of summer and better than most any other Japanese Maple cultivar. (Most plants with a red leaf color during the whole growing season do lose some of the red color due to the loss of anthocyanin pigments during hot weather.) It is a little bit cold hardier than other red-leaved selections. In the 1970's & 80's I knew of a few green and red-leaved Japanese Maples growing in the Chicago, IL area in protected sites in the USDA Zone 5a belt. Now with some global warming I have seen more Japanese Maples growing in the Chicago area after 2000 AD. The Mid-Atlantic Region is loaded with too many Japanese Maples, especially red-leaved selections.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 21, 2018 6:33 PM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
antsinmypants On May 9, 2022 Plant emerged
Sowed February 25, 2021. One seedling emerged. Discovered May 9, 2022 when it has one set of true leaves.
antsinmypants On February 25, 2021 Seeds sown
WS 9 seeds in jug 27.
SuperHappyCamper On August 8, 2021 Cuttings took
Successful air-layer of branch
SuperHappyCamper On August 8, 2009 Obtained plant
Birthday present from wife
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