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Acer p. bloodgood Discovery Bay

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The Name Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'.
'Bloodgood' Japanese maple has a round shape with a height and spread of about 20 feet, making it nicely suited to residential landscapes (Figure 1). Its popularity is due mostly to the leaves, which stay red for most of the summer. Leaves turn greenish red during hot weather in the southern part of its range. The multiple trunks are muscular-looking, picturesque, grey and show nicely when lighted at night. Fall color is reddish and less striking than other Japanese maples. The globose canopy shape looks best when it is allowed to branch to the ground. Lower foliage branches can be thinned to display the attractive bark and trunk structure.

  • Specifics
Plant Type: 
Deciduous Trees
Scientific Name: 
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Water Needs: 
Medium
Flower Color: 
Red
Bloom Time: 
April
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 
5 - 8
Height: 
12 to 20 feet
Spread: 
15 to 20 feet
Habit: 
Round