Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Japanese maple 'Bloodgood'
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' is one of the best known red acers, as it is a strong growing, reliable purple-leaved acer. This particular variety makes an excellent focal point in the garden and is a must for the Japanese styled garden. If you are looki...
Big Plant Customer on 23 Jun 2017
Absolutely stunning tree will be back for more!
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' is one of the best known red acers, as it is a strong growing, reliable purple-leaved acer. This particular variety makes an excellent focal point in the garden and is a must for the Japanese styled garden. If you are looking for a splash of red from spring to autumn this tree ticks all the boxes. RHS AWard of Garden Merit.
- Position: Full sun to part shade tolerant of windy positions, but not coastal
- Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering
- Eventual Size: 3 to 4 metres, but can be pruned
- Habit: Deciduous open habit and vigorous growth
- Foliage: Deciduous
Japanese Maples are best pruned when fully dormant (November to early February), as maples bleed sap from pruning cuts at other times, weakening the tree. However, pruning is still best kept to a minimum as the most graceful shape comes from a tree that has been allowed to develop fairly naturally. As a result, just remove badly-placed or crossing shoots to encourage a good framework of branches to form. Where you do need to reduce height and width, follow long branches back to a side branch and pruning it out at this point. This is not necessary on prostrate-growing trees because they should be allowed to spread naturally to gain the best effect.
Please refer to our: Japanese Maple Growing Guide
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