Bloodgood Japanese Maple

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Beautiful Bloodgood Japanese Maple

  • Landscaper's Favorite
  • Small, Graceful Tree
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Versatile
  • Requires Minimal Care
  • Dramatic Color

The Bloodgood Japanese Maple Tree (Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood') can bring a peaceful feeling to your landscape. Like most Japanese plants, this beauty is an exceptionally ornamental tree.

It simply shines as the scarlet leaves emerge in the spring. Little wonder why poets have praised this venerable variety for centuries. The leaf shape and color are magnificent.

Each exquisite palmate leaf will only get more brilliant through the year, ranging from orange-red, bronze-red, to purple-red leaves.

The delicate leaves are showcased on strong branches that are striking in the winter landscape after the leaves have fallen. Don't let its lacy look fool you, though. This is a hardy plant that can handle urban conditions.

Prized by landscape designers, this adaptable ornamental tree features remarkable color. This is a sophisticated choice. You'll adore the small tree for its great looks, and how easy it is to live with.

It's time to up your curb appeal with this gorgeous tree. Order from us today!

How to Use This in Your Landscape

This makes a perfect feature tree for a Japanese Garden. What a lovely symbol of calm clarity, with its interplay between the fine-textured leaves and the dramatic coloring. Lovely specimen trees by your front entry to welcome you home.

It makes an incredible focal point in a modern Meditation Garden, too. Let your busy day just melt away as you watch the breeze lightly blow through the leaves. Place a wind chime nearby, or a bubbling fountain. This tree is truly a gift for stressed-out modern souls.

This special tree works in both formal and informal garden styles. You'll love it as an accent plant to draw your eye. Use as a shade tree for smaller dwarf trees or shrubs or intersperse in groups of other Japanese Maple cultivars, or shade them under equally vibrant Red Maple trees! Underplant with perennials for an added accent!

It will thrive in a large container, and work very well for small yards, decks or balconies. Gardeners have also pruned Japanese Maple into bonsai for thousands of years. Take the time to notice its special show for you every day.

It's at its very best in partial shade, so don't be afraid to plant it near the house or under taller trees. Use this as a special accent near your front door or patio. You'll never tire of this beautiful tree.

#ProPlantTips for Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Once established, the deciduous Bloodgood Japanese Maple is fast-growing, at a rate of 1-2 feet a year for the first few years. The tree will double in size in 5 years! After that, the tree slows down its growth rate and becomes very low-maintenance.

The typical Bloodgood Japanese Maple responds well to pruning. Prune it in autumn after enjoying the fall color show and the leaves have fallen and you can keep this easy-care tree to any size you like.

It grows best in slightly acidic, well-drained, soil. As you plant, mix in 25% peat moss with your total volume of backfill soil. Keep the soil moisture even. Thriving in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 8.

These trees have root systems that stay near the surface. They'll benefit from a layer of arborist wood chips or mulch 4 inches deep, spread to the outside of the canopy.

Fertilize with an organic acid slow-release fertilizer, such as Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic and Natural Premium Fertilizer.

When growing in containers, use Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic and Natural Planting Mix, typically used for Azaleas, Camellias and Rhododendrons. To that, add 25% Pine bark mulch (or "Pathway" mulch) for the perfect Japanese Maple Container mix.

If it receives full sun, you'll want to give it plenty of regular water. Foliage color may fade with full afternoon sun. Site this small tree so it will receive a bit of part shade during the hot summer afternoons for best results.

Many people across the country are on the hunt for this lovely tree. Please order now, we would hate to have you miss out!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Plant Bloodgood Japanese Maple Trees

Provide a very well-drained site with enriched slightly acidic soil and regular, yet moderate moisture. Japanese Maples prefer partial shade, favoring morning sun and afternoon shade.

How big do Bloodgood Japanese Maple get?

Bloodgood Japanese Maples can reach a mature height of 15-20 feet in height and 12-15 feet in mature width in optimal conditions.

Do Bloodgood Japanese Maple like full sun?

Japanese Maples like partial shade/sun and can get leaf scorch in full sun when planted in hot hardiness zones. Trees planted in cold growing zones can handle full sun as long as they are well watered.

How fast do Japanese Bloodgood Maples grow?

Japanese Maples are slow and steady growers, sometimes only adding a few inches to a foot a year. This does make them very low-maintenance trees and requires little care. They are long-lived deciduous trees and aren’t in any hurry to grow fast. Bloodgood Japanese Maple is a fast-growing tree in its young years, growing about a foot a year, and then slows down afterward.

Can you keep a Bloodgood Japanese Maple small?

Pruning in early spring can help you keep these any size you need. You can even keep these as Bonsai and container plants!

What shipping options do you offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Bloodgood Japanese Maple Trees for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Bloodgood Japanese Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 12- 15 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Greenish Red
Foliage Greenish Red
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes