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Bloodgood Japanese Maple planted in landscape with burgundy leaves against the gray bark
A closeup of Bloodgood Japanese Maple red leaves after a rainstorm with water droplets on the foliage
Looking up through the pure red foliage of the Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Bloodgood Japanese Maple planted in landscape with burgundy leaves against the gray bark
A closeup of Bloodgood Japanese Maple red leaves after a rainstorm with water droplets on the foliage
Looking up through the pure red foliage of the Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: 15-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart



  • Long lasting, deep reddish-purple summer foliage that transitions to a crimson-red in fall
  • Dark gray to black bark provides striking interest during winter with four seasons of beauty
  • Ideal specimen tree that is well suited for smaller landscapes
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Regular price Sale price $427.50 Regular Price
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Why the Bloodgood Japanese Maple?

Bloodgood Japanese Maple loves to be the center of attention all year long. In spring, its foliage emerges a screaming ruby-red color. In fall, when the leaves drop, the tree’s picturesque, open framework is unveiled—its branches so smooth and muscly, you’ll want to touch them. This is one of the best small ornamental trees you can add to your front yard landscaping, as each tree is a work of art that adds value to your home. Contrary to popular belief, some Japanese Maples—like this one—are moderate- to fast-growing trees, at least in youth. Your Bloodgood Maple will be hogging the spotlight before you know it!

Japanese Maples, native to not only Japan, but also China and Korea, were revered in the East centuries before any Westerner had laid eyes on them. In Japan, they are called momiji, and symbolize serenity. The practice of momiji-gari, or the viewing of autumn leaves, is a cherished tradition there. The selection Bloodgood may have originated here in America in the 1790s at Bloodgood Nursery in what is now Queens, New York. Though today there are hundreds of different Japanese Maples to choose from, this selection remains the most popular.

How to use in the landscape?

This is the traditional Japanese Maple found in every neighborhood. But some of those Maples don't keep their vibrant burgundy red foliage like this selection does all season long. The perfect choice for a small garden or as a focal point in a larger landscape.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 5-8

    Mature Height: 15' tall

    Mature Width: 20' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 15-20' apart

How To Plant

Japanese Maples like to be planted in full sun, but would appreciate some light afternoon shade as well. Full blazing sun along with poor soil conditions can cause leaf scorch. They also would appreciate being planted in areas that get protection from wind; they do not tolerate windswept locations. Japanese Maples must be planted in soils that are well-drained; they will not tolerate wet, poor quality soils. Japanese Maples, when maintained properly, do not have any major pest or disease problems. However, they do run the risk of getting Verticillium, which is a root fungus. This occurs when the Japanese Maple is planted in soil that is not well-drained. Proper planting location will also help the burgundy-leafed Japanese Maples keep their deep, rich color. If the tree becomes stressed because of poor soil quality, or too wet/dry soil, the color of the foliage will be altered. So, what’s important? Location, location, location!

How To Water

Once you have found the perfect location to plant your Japanese Maple, it will appreciate regular water during the first few years in the ground. Be sure to keep it watered throughout dry spells until it has become established in your garden.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 4-9


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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