Acer palmatum bloodgood – Learn, Buy, Grow

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ is a large, bushy shrub and is one of the best purple-leaved Japanese maple trees. It is cultivated as a specimen plant because of its dark-purple, deeply lobed leaves that form attractive and delicate foliage. Additionally, it blooms inconspicuous flowers, followed by tiny red fruits.

How To Grow and Care For Acer Palmatum Bloodgood

Just like most other Japanese maple trees, they can be grown from grafting or softwood cuttings. Although the best season for planting is spring, it can be planted all year round especially when starting as a potted plant.  READ: What should I plant with Acers?

BUY: Acer Palmatum here from UK Sellers
Remove all weed and grass close to the planting site, then dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root mass. Put the root mass in the hole and fill up the hole in a 50:50 ratio with soil and compost. Water generously in its early years.

Acer palmatum atropurpureum Bloodgood - LARGE - Circa 135-165cms tall.

Acer palmatum atropurpureum Bloodgood

How tall does Palmatum Bloodgood get?

Japanese maple ‘Bloodgood’ is a large, slow-growing tree, reaching a maximum height of 15-20 feet in both lengths and spread after 20 years.
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ is a low maintenance garden tree.

Soil: It grows well in moist, organically-rich, well-draining soil such as loamy, chalk, or sandy soil. It is recommended that you cover the base with a layer of mulch to retain moisture in the soil.

1ft Bloodgood' Acer Tree | 3L Pot | Acer Palmatum

Bloodgood’ Acer Tree

Water: It has average water needs, but watering should be regular in its early years and hot and dry seasons. In autumn, leave watering to the rainfall as the acidic nature of rainwater will boost the foliage colour.

Light: It can survive in full sun or partial shade, but partial shade is best for foliage colour. Full sun can cause leaf scorch in seasons of extreme heat.

Acer Palmatum Plant - Bloodgood

Acer Palmatum Plant – Bloodgood

Pruning: Pruning is not required but can be done in its dormant season when the sap is not running to avoid tree bleeding.

Best Position for Acer Palmatum Bloodgood

The best position is west-facing, east-facing, or south-facing.

What colour is Acer Palmatum Bloodgood

In spring, it has a red-purple colour that lasts through the summer before turning a crimson red in autumn. It exposes a black-red bark when it sheds its leaves.

Further Reading

We have lots of other helpful content for Acers, such as common questions we have been asked such as:

Other Acer’s you might be interested in

Acer BrilliantissimumAcer FeedsAcer Jerre SchwartzAcer AltropurprueumAcer beni maikoAcer Bi HooAcer BloodgoodAcer bonsaiAcer ButterflyAcer DeshojoAcer dissectumAcer dissectum FirecrackerAcer emerald laceAcer fireglowAcer garnetAcer katsuraAcer little princessAcer orange dreamAcer OsakazukiAcer PhoenixAcer Sango kakuAcer SeiryuAcer ShainaAcer ShindehojoAcer Skeeters BroomAcer TaylorAcer TrompenburgAcer Ukigumo.

Where can I buy Acer Palmatum Bloodgood in the UK?

FAQ Acers – Learn, Buy & Grow with us.