Japanese Maple 'Bloodgood'

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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’) is a small-sized deciduous tree with purple-red leaves that change to green and then bronze and red as seasons change. Water regularly and plant in well-drained and fertile soil.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 3 - 5
Spread [m]
  • 2.5 - 4
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Red shades
Foliage in summer
  • Pink or purple
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Rounded
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-8
Heat zone
  • H8-2
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -7
Heat days
  • 1 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Bonsai
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years
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The Japanese shrub Acer palmatum is often more plainly called Japanese Maple. They reach their full potential in partial shade, and when fully developed are notable for their striking foliage, which turns blood red, golden yellow and brilliant orange in Autumn. This deciduous tree also bears tiny nests of purple flowers and ornate winged fruit that falls from its branches once ripe. The Japanese Maple favours well-drained but fertile soil which tends towards acidity, and must be watered frequently. This tree will tower impressively over any garden, with its full height being some eight metres

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PLANTS Acer palmatum 'Chishio' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full sun

Acer palmatum 'Shishio' (Japanese Maple ‘Shishio’) is a deciduous, dwarf variety of Japanese Maple that works well in containers and small gardens. The foliage is reddish-pink and turns to a shade of blue-green as the season changes. Plant in partial shade with fertile soil and water regularly.

Japanese Maple 'Chitoseyama'

PLANTS Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade

Acer palmatum 'Chitoseyama' (Japanese Maple 'Chitoseyama) is a compact, deciduous tree with light red foliage that turns bronze-green and then purplish-red as seasons change. Requires partial sun, regular watering and well-drained, fertile soil to thrive.

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PLANTS Acer palmatum 'Higasayama' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade

Acer palmatum 'Higasayama' (Japanese Maple ‘Higasayama’) is a deciduous tree with beautifully variegated foliage. The margins of the leaves are cream and rosy-pink. The leaves turn red in Autumn. Plant in fertile and well-drained soil with partial shade. Water regularly.

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Japanese Maple 'Kagiri-nishiki'

PLANTS Acer palmatum 'Kagiri-nishiki' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full sun

Acer palmatum 'Kagiri-nishiki' (Japanese Maple 'Kagiri-nishiki') is a beautiful deciduous tree with foliage that changes shades from orange-yellow to bright green and then stunning bright red. Plant in fertile soil that is well-drained and water regularly. Ideal for adding height and flare to your garden design.

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PLANTS Acer palmatum 'Linearilobum' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Full sun, Partial shade

Acer palmatum 'Linearilobum' (Japanese Maple ‘Linearilobum’) is a deciduous tree with thin, divided foliage that changes from green to yellow. Can be used to add height and colour to your garden. This low-maintenance tree requires partial shade and well-drained, fertile soil to thrive. Water regularly.

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PLANTS Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' | -23°C - -7°C beginner Partial shade, Full sun

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple ‘Osakazuki’) is a deciduous shrub with lobed foliage that changes colour from green to orange and then a lovely scarlet with passing seasons. This shrub can be planted in containers as well and requires partial shade and regular watering. Plant in well-drained, fertile soil.

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Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' (Japanese Maple ‘Sango-kaku’ or Coral Bark Maple) has coral-red bark and stunning yellow-orange foliage. Grow in partial shade with fertile, moist soil and water regularly. Works well in containers as well.

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