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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
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Available Spring 2017 - A popular maple, Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' is a large shrub or eventually a small tree with deeply-cut, dark purple leaves which turn a vivid shades of red and scarlet in the autumn before falling. The best autumn colour display will be seen if this maple is planted in a position sheltered from strong winds.

The summer leaves and autumn colour is very eye-catching and makes Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' a superb addition to a nearly any garden and it can also be grown in a container if required.

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in this plant please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when it is available.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' will produce stronger autumn colours in a slightly acid soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' requires shelter from strong winter winds.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: An elegant large, reasonably upright, branching shrub or in time, very small tree.
    • Height: up to 5 m (16 ft) / [up to 3 m (10 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft) / [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]
  • Notes: This plant is an improved selection of Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Plant Video (2 Videos available)

1) The colourful fresh spring leaves of an Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' in our woodland gardens.


2) The vivid red autumn colour of an Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' in our woodland gardens.


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