Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in June

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in June


Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in October

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in October


Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in November

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in November


Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' in October

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in October


Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in November

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ in November

(Revised 17 Dec 2013)
Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ is probably the most common Japanese maple in the home gardens. Its size, dark red leave colour, refined leaf shape, and hardiness makes it an ideal landscape tree for home gardens. Although there are newer cultivars that are supposed to be keeping their summer colour better with less ‘bronze out’, I am quite happy with my ‘Bloodgood’s. That said, it appears that not all ‘Bloodgood’s in the market are ‘equal’. It generally has reliable fall colour.
We have a few ‘Bloodgood’s spread around the garden. All are more than 15 years old and range from approximately 2.5 to 5 m height. Some are in shade and others are in near full sun.

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