Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Bloodgood'

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Attractive foliage with burgundy red coloring turns brilliant scarlet in fall. The interesting red-black bark provides striking interest in winter. This slender, airy tree is well-suited for use as a small lawn tree or for patios and entryways. One of the hardiest of Japanese maples, with good sun tolerance. Deciduous.
Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Protect young trees from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.
Average Size at Maturity
Slowly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom Time
Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas
Plant this beautiful maple in a highly visible area amidst a collection of grasses and evergreens to create an Asian-style garden. Associate with beautiful stones. Lovely near a stream or pond where its lower leaves can dip into water. Use its foliage to interrupt a long, green-leafed border.
Deciduous/ Evergreen
Foliage Color
Garden Style
Growth Habit
Growth Rate
Landscape Use
Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs
Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature
Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water Needs
Watering Needs
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key Feature
Stunning Foliage Color