Bloodgood Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood')
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Deciduous Perennial Tree in the Sapindaceae Family

Japanese Maple is one of the finest exquisite small trees for texture, form, foliage, and fall color.  Many cultivars are available that differ in foliage-color, cutleaf character, and growth habit.  They are generally adaptable to shady conditions or sunny locations. They prefer rich, moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soils, but is moderately adaptable to more adverse conditions.  Add depth and beauty to your garden with other acicd loving plants like hydrangeas, begonias, rhododenderns and gardnias that complement Japansese maples.

The Japanese maple is a short tree in the Sapindaceae (soapberry) family, native to southeast Korea and central and south Japan, and noted for having many aesthetically pleasing forms. Weeping as well as upright varieties exist, and the species is well noted for its beautiful deep red and orange summer color that deepens into the fall.  



Plant Data

Mature Size 240 - inches tall. 240 - inches wide.
Growth Rate Slow
Moisture Tolerance Medium : Moderate
Zones 5a - 8b
Tags Colorful Foliage, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fall Color, Formal Garden, Fruit showy, Good for Accents, Good for Asian Garden, Good for Hedges, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Insignificant Flowers, Medium, Medium, Normal Soil, Ornamental Tree, Partial Sun, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Red Foliage, Shrub, Small Tree, Tolerant of Shallow Soil, Tree, Well-Drained Soil, Winter Interest Fall Color Trees, Small Trees, Unique Trees
Bloom Period April
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color

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