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Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’

Japanese maple

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height2m to 6m
  • Spread2.5m to 3m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourRed-purple
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy, red
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ (Japanese maple). A popular variety which has a broad-bushy habit. Its leaves are 5-lobed and burgundy in the summer, and turn a bright red in the autumn. Red-purple flowers in the spring transform into red winged fruits in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It will prefer warmer climates than most other maples. It will need shade and shelter or the leaves may shrivel.

Propagation

By budding or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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