PlantsAcer→Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. amoenum 'Bloodgood')

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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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Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VADate: 2017-11-26
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Location: Fort Worth, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Date: 2012-11-01
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Date: 2018-11-10
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2009-06-07
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-11-07Fall leaf color is much brighter and more intensley red than it i
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Date: 2016-11-10
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Location: Temple, TexasDate: 2021-04-03Leaves beginning to turn green June in Central TX
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-04-18In my garden
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Location: My garden in Aurora, Ontario zone 5b
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Location: Athol, MADate: 2017-07-10
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2021-04-10
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Location: At a nursery
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2009-06-05With hosta montana aureamarginata
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-03-20Elongated leaf buds
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Date: 2012-11-01
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Date: 2012-11-01
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Location: MississaugaDate: 2013-05-11
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2013-06-06
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Date: 2012-11-01
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Location: VirginiaDate: 2017-06-27
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Location: Stoneham MADate: May 14, 2021
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Location: Temple, TexasDate: 2021-06-26Shows leaves changing color gradually to green late June.  Centra
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Location: my front yard just north of Atlanta GA.  Full sun, southwestern exposureDate: 2013-04-12
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Location: my front yard just north of Atlanta GA.  Full sun, southwestern exposureDate: 2013-04-12
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2017-04-21
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Location: My gardenDate: Autumn
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Location: Temple, TXDate: 2019-03-24Homed in huge pot under dappled shade of tall trees.  Will plant
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Location: My gardenDate: AutumnFallen autumn leaves
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Location: Lilburn, GADate: 2020-04-23OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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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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