• Bloodgood Japanese Maple for Sale

    Bloodgood Japanese Maple for Sale


Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Reg: $99.90
Save: $49.95  (50%)
Ships May 31st, 2016

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-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocketâ„¢ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
Bloodgood Japanese Maple Planting Mix

Helps your Bloodgood Japanese Maple get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-8

Growing Zones 5-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

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All Bloodgoods are NOT the same... this one could add thousands of dollars to the value of your home.

Most Japanese Maples are grown in uncontrolled environments which can result in disappointing color and form.

Your tree is specifically grown for its bright color and appearance in a controlled environment. So every tree is a great tree.

Your Japanese Maple is a focal point of your landscape. So instead of blending in... your tree stands out with amazing color. Landscape Designers love to use red because it compliments an otherwise dull green yard. And you won't find a redder Bloodgood than this one. Its foliage stays scarlet for most of the year... rather than just a few weeks. Summer burgundy foliage turns bright red as the weather cools.

A small tree that you can plant near your home, patio or tight places. Trim to your desired height or let it grow to its full 15 feet. The roots are well behaved; so many people plant Japanese Maples near their foundation to accent corners and angles of their home. They also work great for small yards, entry ways, accents or as property dividers.

Bloodgoods are versatile and will grow in partial shade or full sun. So you don't have to worry about tall shade trees nearby or shade from close structures.

Similar Bloodgood Japanese Maples sell for as much as $200, if you can find them. We are able to offer yours at an extremely low price as a result of our large volume. They will sell out, so order while supplies are available.

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
I have had this tree for over 7 years now. I live in zone 6. I have found where I have planted it which sets in all day long sun coming out of the east, south and west that my tree requires about 20minutes of hose soaking a day threw spring and summer otherwise the leaves start to look burnt on top. I am planning to put up a fence which will finnally shade it a bit and do much better. It is a beautiful tree even with some burnt leaves, I just pick them off. If you get this tree I would shade it a little otherwise plan on ample watering times, seriously hose turned up high for atleast 20 minutes each day all spring thew early fall. Another note the tree grows extremely slow. After almost 8 years mine is about 8 feet tall and 6 1/2 feet rounded, rounded isn't really a correct term it's shaping appears like a child's building blocks house - n - garages for their hot wheel cars. However mine is doubled trunked so like 2 trees in one. Also not very full or dense with leaves. It barely gives enough shade for my full shaded ground coverage planted underneath around the tree. Everyone compliments and inquires about it wanting one for their self.
December 31, 2012
Absolutely beautiful tree. Needs little upkeep. Can be pruned if you want an airy look, or leave as is to get a gorgeous mound of red. Keeps its color long into the late summer. I put one in my front yard for a little privacy but not something that is overwhelming. It works perfectly for that reason
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Received my tree yesterday
OMG, received my tree yesterday (I asked them to ship early). It is just beautiful and is already starting to bud. Great shape and looks very hardy. I will keep it by a sunny window in the house until we can plant (live in Chicago area). Very impressed, thank you.
March 26, 2015
Carol Stream, IL, US
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I loved my little maple tree! I didn't do anything special for it -just watered it once a week. It was growing wonderfully until an evil gopher got it, I will buy another and hope it will look and grow as nicely as the first one.
December 31, 2012
I love the tree. It has survived well and looks great in my garden. I was a bit concerned as to how it would survive being ""shipped"" but it came really well protected in a special container
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
I ordered the 4-6 ft tree about 3 months ago. It arrived healthy and had a beautiful shape.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
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Bloodgood Japanese Maple
It arrived in good condition but the size of the tree was far smaller than advertised for the high price charged. It will take years to reach any maturity and my recommendation is that you are better off to go to your local trusted nursery to get a tree for your zone that is more mature. Overall satisfaction is very lowZ
August 3, 2015
10 months ago
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Bloodgood Japanese Maple
I received two of these trees a couple months ago and they are doing just fine. They arrived in great condition and I expect them to provide years of beauty. I have ordered many trees from Fast Growing Trees and have never been disappointed.
July 28, 2015
1 year ago
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Satisfied customer
The tree appeared DOA. Every leaf was dried up.
As per Pam's suggestion i waited to see if the tree was actually dead or in shock.
I removed all leaves, repotted it and a few weeks after leaves starting budding.
I have not yet had a chance to plant the tree because i am scared it will get scorched by the sun and breezes but it seems it is doing very well now.
Location: Bay Area
Growing rate and hardiness ???
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
I am not sure, at this point, that it is going to survive the summer, but if it does, it will be great. The very tips of the leaves turned brown a few weeks after it arrived and the only thing I could think of that might have caused it was the abrasion the leaves got in the shipping box. Now with the summer heat, some of the leaves have curled up completely brown. It's still with us, and let's hope it is come spring.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Bloodgood Japanese Maple Planting Diretions Plant your Bloodgood Japanese Maple Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Japanese Maples can tolerate full sun, but prefer partial shade. Make sure that your Japanese Maple doesn't sit in a low area that collects standing water. Plant your Japanese Maples about five feet apart for a privacy screen.

Japanese Maple Trees will adapt to your natural soil, even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Water your Japanese Maple when your soil feels slightly damp to the touch. To avoid sun scorch give your Tree water during the early morning or late afternoon.

Your Japanese Maple Tree won't need to be fertilized unless you know that your lawn lacks nutrients. To fertilize your tree give it a slow release well balanced fertilizer every Spring. In the Spring red leaves will emerge on your Japanese Maple and turn a dark purple color as the Summer progresses before turning a vibrant bright red color in the Fall.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Always wanted a Japanese Maple and this variety seems like a great choice.
B D S on Apr 21, 2016
I'm love this tree
Kevin D on Apr 19, 2016
Always wanted a Japanese Maple and this variety seems like a great choice.
B D S on Apr 21, 2016
wanted some color hopefully this will do it
Ervin K on Apr 20, 2016
I'm love this tree
Kevin D on Apr 19, 2016
They are beautiful in the landscape where I work, so I want that same look at home. I will probably put one in a container and other 2 in the yard
Jennifer T on Apr 19, 2016
I bought this as a gift for my friend in memory of her Grandmother who passed away.
Susan C on Apr 19, 2016
The tree looks beautiful and should make a statement in our very small yard. I love the color. Will definitely comment after I receive tree.
Sally F on Apr 19, 2016
still alive
Doris K on Apr 18, 2016
Beautiful tree and a great price!
Ashlea B on Apr 16, 2016
I live in Pasadena,Ca, a few of my neighbors have these trees and they ar stunning. The color is beautiful
Mrs Nouri on Apr 12, 2016
I like the idea of being different than the surrounding neighbors and this tree grabbed my eye. I love the reddish tints this maple will put out spring and changes in the fall. I have a very rustic/dark porch this will be sitting in front of and with morning shade and afternoon sun and is well drained in a created bed I think this will add to the curb appeal! Thanks Looking forward to obtaining it.
Den M on Apr 10, 2016
In a few weeks I'll send you a picture of the Japanese Maple mixed in the middle of two white Dogwoods. My son is trying to do the same at his new home.
Bruce H on Apr 8, 2016
Beauty, price, and how it fits into my yard that has many evergreens in the background.
Thomas H on Apr 6, 2016
I love maple trees
Elaine W on Apr 6, 2016
Informative description, plus - like the fact of how the plant is generated from a parent specimen vs. unknown performance from seed.
Greg R. S on Apr 5, 2016
I've had experience with Japanese Maples in the past. BEAUTIFUL trees!
Camilla l on Mar 31, 2016
It was my late daughter's favorite tree. It is being planted in her memory.
Paul L on Mar 26, 2016
It will add a wonderful and peaceful look for my backyard
Melvina W on Mar 22, 2016
LOVE the trees
Suzanne M on Mar 18, 2016
I chose this because of the color and it was originally okay for zone 9. But it has been changed to zone 8. But I was creditied for the cost of the tree.
Tom N on Feb 17, 2016
It shall be the foundation plant for the new landscape in front of my home.
Kevin C on Feb 8, 2016
Looking for a small bit of shade next to our house.
Brian J on Dec 30, 2015
Need to have another Japanese maple to balance out
Judith R on Dec 19, 2015
I have a number of Japanese maples in my yard and I have bought many other shrubs/trees from Fast-Growing Trees and have never been disappointed.
Charlene R on Dec 11, 2015
lamar r on Nov 15, 2015
Pretty pop of color for the backyard
Lisa M on Nov 12, 2015
Beautiful color and size for Japanese garden.
Teresa on Oct 24, 2015
Because of it's beauty
Marc P on Sep 28, 2015
This tree fit the criteria of where I needed to add a pop of color in my front yard.
Dj Mark on Aug 24, 2015
wanted some color hopefully this will do it
Ervin K on Apr 20, 2016
They are beautiful in the landscape where I work, so I want that same look at home. I will probably put one in a container and other 2 in the yard
Jennifer T on Apr 19, 2016
We planted a new Bloodgoods maple last spring first set of leaves turn brown and then lost them, the second set of leaves are doing the same. The tree is on full sun. Water is good. Help?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Depending on where you are, I have been told that although they prefer protection from the hot afternoon sun they will acclimate in a few years. try to deep water once a week in the summer to help roots develop.
I have just cut down a river birch and will grind the stump next week. The Bloodgood will be planted within a couple feet of this area. Will the soil be affected by remaining roots in the ground and can I plant this tree in southwest Michigan in November without concern? It will be at the southwest corner of the house next to the porch and receive full sun for much of the day.
Lorra D on Oct 26, 2014
How fast does the Japanese Maple grow?
Mad Mag Al on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: not much in california, but i was warned that it does not do well here.
How wide is the root system for a bloodgood Japanese maple? How close to my house can I plant it?
Pameeeeeeeee on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The roots can expand 7-14 feet, I wouldn't plant any closer to a structure.
Lloyd F on Mar 22, 2015
When should you prune lower branches to expedite taller tree growth?
Nancy H on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: i'm sorry I cannot help you. I have had mine one year and want it to grow a little bit more before I start pruning but I also had never thought of cutting off the lower branches but probably will look at mine again tonight but maybe the Fast Growing Tree people can help with this question. Good Luck, Johnita.
Is a bloodgood Maple disease resistant?
Tim V on Apr 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes maple are tough trees and disease resistant.
When is the best time to plant the Bloodgood Maple tree, in Georgia?
Odano on May 3, 2015
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I've never grown a Japanese Maple in pots, but collect them and see the various nurseries I buy from endorse growing them that way as well as planted in the ground. All the nurseries say the pot grown trees are smaller in maturity than the ground planted ones.
Do they lose their leaves in winter. We live in central Florida, near Orlando?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Bloodgood Japanese Maple goes dormant in the winter, so it loses it's leaves. It should grow well in Orlando.
Can I plant blood good maple in zone 10 ?
Brian P on Jul 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Zone 10 gets a little too hot for the Bloodgood Japanese Maple.
How large a tree can I order to have it delivered as a gift? As in the japanese blood good maple....
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: All of our items can be sent as gifts. Unfortunately the Bloodgood Japanese Maple is currently on back order until further notice, but we often carry it in sizes ranging from 1 - 2 ft, 2 - 3 ft, 3 - 4 ft, 4 - 5 ft, and 5 - 6 foot
I live in southwest Flordia on the Gulf side will a bloodgood Japanese grow here?
Linda C on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in a South Florida in zone 9 and according to the map it will grow here. Find your zone & match it to your tree. I bought mine a few weeks ago, so far it's doing well.
How close to the surface are the roots and about how far out do they extend? That is to say, if I want to plant shade plants under the tree will the tree roots crowd them out? Thank You.
Lee D on May 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Typically the root system extends as far as the branches on the tree or so i hear. As far as plants under the tree, i never plant anything under a tree unless it has a shallow root system so it won't compete with the tree roots. I typically use flowers or ornamental grasses but not a deep root plant. Of course we live in an area where the soil is on top of limestone layers which makes a difference. You may want to talk to a tree nursery or an arborist to get a more in depth answer.
Hi can I plant the Japanese coral maple tree in zone 7( Brooklyn, NY) and what month is the best time to plant them?
Norine on Jul 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted in Pleasanton California in April in a shady / part sun. Its hot now and I protected it in the winter and its doing great
will bloodgoods grow in complete shade all day and how much do they grow in a year?
linda h on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do refer some sun. They can grow 2 feet a year.
How far away from the foundation should the tree be planted? How large should the planting bed be to allow for good growth potential?
emmileth on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 7 feet away from the foundation. The bed could be 5x5.
this tree showed up as a preferred plant for my zone (zone 10) but in the description it says for zones 5-9. will this grow in south florida?
Deanna F on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How does the tree do with insects ?
Teresa G on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I've had the tree for several years and have had no insect problems. Actually I've had no problems with it.
very unique and beautiful how would this tree be shipped to me?
David R on May 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All of our trees are shipped in boxes via FedEx Ground.
I would like to plant this tree next to my driveway...will the dropping leaves from the fall season stain my driveway and/or car?
Susan M on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The red leaves will not stain anymore than other leaves would. Wont hurt your car's finish either.
Can a Japanese bloodgood maple grow near a black walnut tree?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No - It appears that the walnut tree will kill the maple. Did a quick google - read a few blogs and all state the same. Blood maples are beautiful trees and very hardy, but I guess everything has it's own kryptonite.
I planted one of your Bloodgood Japanes Maples last Fall It was doing so good. My dog chewed off the branches and left the trunk. Will it recover, or do I need to take it out?
Janet R on Mar 28, 2015
Is it at all possible to grow any variety of Japanese maple indoors like a tropical houseplant (in mid-Minnesota)?
Gailyn H on Mar 2, 2015
How fast do Japanese maples grow?
Fred K on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not very fast at all. The one I planted last year grew about 2 inches. I have another one that was planted about 20 years ago and it's only approximately 15 feet.
what type soil do Japanese maples prefer? acidic?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No somewhere in the neutral range(7ish-6) would be fine. They do however prefer a fungal dominate soil that does affect ph.
Is it possible to plant in a pot like in the photo?
Jessica W on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Maybe if I had tried this tactic I would not have had to dig it up twice, since I planted it in the (apparent) wrong spots.
On the third move, I thought it was DEAD (RIP) but "NO"--This year is has come back with a vengeance and it is beautiful. Should I purchase another, I would put it in a large pot and transfer AFTER it grows up.
What is best pH?
Jersey on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Before I planted my Bloodgood Japanese Maple I went to a private local well informed nursery and asked what was the best planting method for the success of my tree. We are in So. CA. and it was recommended that the hole be at least 3 times wider than the root ball and the same for depth. He recommended using a mixture of potting soil and a acid planting mix because our soil is very alkaline. I now have 3 Bloodgoods and I also feed them with a "Japanese Maple" food from the nursery and I have to say that it really helped intensify the beautiful red color. Hope this helps.
I live in zone 6b(Perryton, TX). When is the best time/season to plant this tree?
Natalie W on Sep 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Natalie,
I live in Zone 9 (Las Vegas, NV). I ALWAYS try to plant when the temperature stays in the moderate range. In Vegas that means I plant in Feb/Mar so that the roots have an opportunity to settle in before the heat of late May, June, July and August sets in. I can also plant here in the Fall...Sept, Oct. into early Nov. We usually don't have "severe" winters so that allows the tree to get established before a "hard" freeze. I would check with a reputable nursery or call the university extension service (they are a GREAT resource) and ask for their recommendations. I was told I wouldn't have much luck with Japanese Maples in this climate. I am growing a wonderful specimen in a huge pot on my shaded porch..in extreme heat, I mist the tree a couple of times a day to give it a "running chance". Best of luck to you!
Would this do well in a shaded north facing courtyard. We are in suburban Denver, CO (Broomfield) - will this handle front range winters?
Scott on Apr 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine succumbed to a string of two heavy winters in a row on Long Island (Zone 7). It was out on my deck in a giant pot. I am tempted to say that a Front Range winter would be too tough, but I suspect the real problem with mine is that we had too much temperature fluctuation in the early days of spring - things warmed up, the plant got started, and then things turned super cold for another week, and that may have killed the early buds. So actually you might have an advantage in a shady north-facing habitat: there isn't so much of a "false spring" effect that would trigger your plant to bud prematurely. I would be willing to try again here, as I see other people have these trees in their lawns. Clearly it's not impossible. If I try again I will put the tree in my outside porch for moderate temperatures to coddle it for a first year or two of growth, and then a steadier outside location permanently. Good luck - it is a beautiful tree!

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