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Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
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POS ID: 104496
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.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Impressive crimson-colored foliage in autumn
  • Great when planted along patios or walkways
  • An excellent contrasting plant

Details

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.

Weight: 12 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Trees

Leaf Color

Red

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 24 feet

Mature Width

Up to 18 feet

Landscape Uses

Patio & Containers, Decorative Accent, Firescaping

Features

Unique foliage

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Red

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
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.Pruning time: winter.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Acidic, well-drained soil

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

This plant will thrive if given full sun to partial sun - filtered sun is ideal for this plant.

Water Needs

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers

Disease and Pests

Powdery mildew, aphids, and root rot are all common issues for this Japanese maple.

USDA Hardiness Zone

5

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