Bloodgood Japanese Maple

A Japanese Bloodgood Maple is the Perfect Focal Point to your Landscape

  • Compact in size BUT a true specimen tree
  • Amazing color that delights and will leave you mesmerized
  • Plant in a container or softscapes
  • A true beauty from the far east

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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Are you looking for a tree that adds beauty and appeal to your yard? If so, the Bloodgood Japanese Maple is the tree for you. Whether you are looking for a focal point or a tree that adds pizzazz to your landscape, the Bloodgood Japanese Maple with its exquisite color is a top choice. You are guaranteed to have color and beauty all year round! 

Features:  In its maturity the Bloodgood Maple will reach between 15-20 ft tall, with a trunk that is only as big and round as a drinking cup.  One of the most attractive features of the Bloodgood Japanese Maple is its ability to retain its color throughout the season. A deep shade of burgundy appears in the spring and lasts throughout summer. In the cool months of autumn a bright red takes over. Even the bark of a Bloodgood catches the eye with its silver color.

Landscape Uses:  Bloodgood Japanese Maples are suitable for small spaces. They can be planted near other trees or shrubs but are amazing as specimen trees.  If you have an area that could use some height, plant your Bloodgood in the middle.  Then add some yellow or blue shrubs under and around your center piece.  Check out our landscape section for design ideas using Japanese Maple Trees.

Maintenance:  They are partial to full sun and adaptable to various soils. Bloodgood Japanese Maples grow in zones 5-9.  These beautiful trees are low maintenance and disease and pest resistant.  Prune in the winter if needed, removing crossing branches.  There is no need to shear a Japanese Maple; you want to keep it looking natural.  Fertilize with a high quality slow release fertilizer in the spring. 

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 15-20 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

How To Care for your new Bloodgood Japanese Maple

When planting your Bloodgood Maple be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.  

Bloodgood Maples tolerate full sun to part shade.  Bloodgoods are one of the few Japanese Maples that tolerates full sun even in warmer zones. Like other Japanese maples you may see some leaf scorch when they are young, especially if they are not getting adequate water.  Keep your tree watered if you do notice leaf scorch, but don't panic.  Leaf Scorch is not going to affect the overall health of your tree.   Japanese Maples prefer soil that is well-drained, but moist, neutral to slightly acidic, and nutrient rich.  However, Japanese Maples will adapt to a variety of soils.  Mulching will keep the roots moist and protect them from extreme temperatures in winter.  Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Japanese Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist.  Do not allow the the soil to dry completely or be overly saturated.  Either condition can harm a Japanese Maple.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer.  When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Japanese Maples don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.  

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success.  Scale, Mites, and Aphid are insects that can occasionally affect Japanese Maples.  You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Another potential pest of Japanese Maples is the Japanese Beetle. Look into parasitic nematodes and bacillus thuringiensis for effective, organic control of this pest. 


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Almost speechless
Theplantingtree delivered the most beauty tree I have ever seen. After my landscapers planted it in our raised garden I was almost speechless. Thank you thank you thank you!
October 4, 2015
Surpasses my expectations
Our experience with this company has been lovely. We had to call them before we ordered to see if the time of the year was right to plant our tree and also if they would suggest others ideas. A wonderful gentleman spent all the time we needed explaining to us what we needed to do and answering all our questions. Our tree arrived on time, well boxed up and it is thriving. Thank you planting tree.
November 1, 2015
the tree came in great shape; well boxed; looks healthy
April 26, 2017
1 month ago
The tree arrived in good condition and is now planted. Would do business with again.
April 29, 2017
4 weeks ago
The trees are beautiful and seem to be very healthy. We did use a tall stake though because we have had a lot of strong wind this spring. We would definitely use this site again.
May 11, 2017
3 weeks ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
Heart tree for our area. Excellent color of all Japanese Maples.
Thomas K on May 19, 2017
it matches house decor
christopher d on May 3, 2017
Heart tree for our area. Excellent color of all Japanese Maples.
Thomas K on May 19, 2017
researched online and they are beautiful and easy to care for
Lynn T on May 17, 2017
it matches house decor
christopher d on May 3, 2017
I've seen them in my friends yard and it's beautiful. So I have to get one. Well I really want 3 but husband says one for now.
Donna K on Apr 28, 2017
for my front yard, the color of my fence is the color of the leaves
christopher d on Nov 7, 2016
Read the (excellent) user reviews of The Planting Tree vs. Tree Center. Difficult finding good Japanese maple trees in the local home supply stores. Willing to try online ordering.
Rodney G on Aug 23, 2016
researched online and they are beautiful and easy to care for
Lynn T on May 17, 2017
I've seen them in my friends yard and it's beautiful. So I have to get one. Well I really want 3 but husband says one for now.
Donna K on Apr 28, 2017
Will this work in my shade garden? I'm in the DFW area & would like to use it under a large oak .
Ozzie on Oct 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can definitely use it as an understory tree. In shade the leaves may be duller or even green instead of red. Being in a hotter zone can affect the color too, especially in the summer months. This can happen with any Japanese maple. In zones 8 and 9 some shade is recommended even with the bloodgood which tolerates full sun better than other Japanese Maples.
How big is the Japanese maple tree when it arrives?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have 4-5ft trees currently.
Can the blood good Japanese maple do well in full sun in zone 9?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but a little shade would give it much better color.
what is the best time to plant this tree in southern michigan?
A shopper on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Anytime is good however the best time would be in the fall because it is the least amount of stress on the tree.

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