Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

As with many maples, the flowers are rather attractive close up, but are not particularly showy from a distance. Palmate leaves (5-7 lobes) are 2-5" long. May also be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub.

More About Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

  • probably the hardiest ans most reliable Japanese Maple for the north
  • red foliage

'Bloodgood is a non-dissected type that grows into a small, rounded, deciduous tree which typically grows to 8-15'(in north) tall and features purplish-red flowers in spring, deep reddish-purple summer foliage, red samaras in late summer to early fall and good crimson-red fall color.


8-15 ft


8-12 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' Characteristics


  • Cottage Garden
  • Exfoilating Bark
  • Interesting Bark
  • Container
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Flower Color

  • Burgundy
  • Red


  • Spreading