Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (multi-stem)

Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Category: Deciduous, Ornamental | Size: Small | Hardiness Zones: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 | Fall Color: Red | Growth Rate: Slow
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Bloodgood, the archetypal atropurpureum, is an arboreal workhorse, a gorgeous one at that. Robust branching structure with a smooth main trunk holding beautifully tapering branches is revealed in winter, after the scarlet autumn leaves have fallen. First year stem color is dark burgundy-colored all winter long. Vivid burgundy leaves emerge in the spring and stay dark burgundy even with the advent of summer heat. It's exceptionally cold and heat tolerant.

Category: Small ornamental tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 5 to 8 solidly; as one of the most cold hardy palmatums, it is hardy to zone 4
Foliage: Emerges glowing burgundy with first flush of spring, then settles down to a perfect, mellow dark burgundy in late spring through summer
Fall Color: Saturated scarlet red
Fruit: Red samaras develop with the leaves in spring and are very pretty
Bark: Smooth, gray
Winter Interest: Dark burgundy first years stems add winter interest
Texture: Medium
Shape: Round
Mature Size: 20-25' tall by 20-25' wide
Growth Rate: Medium to slow
Adaptability: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' likes moist, well-drained, acid soil; heat tolerant and cold tolerant
Native Habitat: Japan