Plant Min Zone: 5a
Plant Max Zone: 9a
Sunlight: Part Sun, Shade
Water / Rainfall: Average, High
Soil Quality: Rich
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Berry / Fruit Color: None
Spring Foliage Color: Maroon, Reddish Purple
Summer Foliage Color: Reddish Green
Fall Foliage Color: Red
Evergreen Foliage: No
Winter Interest: Some
Scented Flowers: No
Drought Tolerance: Low
Wet-Feet Tolerance: Low
Humidity Tolerance: Medium
Wind Tolerance: Low
Poor Soil Tolerance: No Extreme Soils
Height: 6' - 15'
Width: 6' - 15'
Growth Rate: Slow
Service Life: Tree: Service life varies
Maintenance Need: Medium
Spreading Potential: N.A.
Yearly Trimming Tips: Selectively Prune into Small Tree Shape over Period of Many Years.
Plant Grouping Size: Specimen Planting of 1-3
Best Side of House: East Exposure, North Exposure
Extreme Planting Locations: None
Ornamental Features: Multiple Seasons of Interest, Long Lasting Fall Color, Exceptional / Colorful Foliage
Special Landscape Uses: Clean Street Tree
Possible Pest Problems: Occasional Problems
Plant Limitations: Needs Regular Irrigation, Slow to Reach Mature Size
Bloodgood Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood') is a small tree with gracefully branched stems and palmate red-purple leaves that turn bright red in the fall. Bloodgood has improved purplish maroon summer foliage color.Used in Kansas landscapes small lawn tree or understory tree in full to part shade needing rich, moist soils. Even with ideal growing conditions, growth is slow. Avoid afternoon sun in the heat of summer as leaf tips will burn. I have seen tremendous late spring freeze damage on rare occasions.