Acer Bloodgood
Japanese Maple Bloodgood

Acer Bloodgood

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Acer palmatum Bloodgood lives up to its name; it is the most impressive red-leafed Japanese maple, its elegant, deeply-lobed leaves start the spring a deep reddy purple shade which brightens by autumn to a ravishing crimson. Small purple flowers appear in summer followed by attractive, small red fruits.
Insights

This modern variety has been bred to retain all the beauty of a traditional Acer, but with more resilience, so it is winter hardy and will tolerate full sun. It is superb all year as once the leaves have dropped, the bare branches take on a new life once threaded with fairy lights.

Details

Acers produce insignificant flowers in the spring which develop into attractive red berries

Planting
  • Moist, well drained, slightly acidic soil
  • Container
  • Full sun, partial shade
  • South, east, west facing
  • Hardy
  • Sheltered
Care

Acers need sunlight but planting them in a sheltered, partially sunny position will heighten the colour. The preference for a slightly acidic soil can indicate container planting. Do not allow them to dry out; water in summer especially if planted in a container. Too exposed or too dry and the leaves may scorch. Prune lightly in November if necessary.