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Bloodgood Japanese Maple

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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.

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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
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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
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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
1 year ago
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
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
huntingtown, MD
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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Cynthia M on Aug 18, 2016
I love the color, size and shape
Randy W on Aug 14, 2016
Looking to add color to landscaping.
Edward S on Aug 14, 2016
To fill in an empty spot near the road in front of my house... for a more beautiful privacy barrier.
Mary W on Aug 11, 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.
Reply · Report · Susan R on May 12, 2016
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.
Reply · Report · richard b on Jul 13, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 21, 2016
When is the best time to plant the Bloodgood Maple tree, in Georgia?
Odano on May 3, 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.
Reply · Report · Johnita W on Jun 16, 2014
Is a bloodgood Maple disease resistant?
Tim V on Apr 3, 2015
Best Answer: Yes maple are tough trees and disease resistant.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 5, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Nancy T on Jun 9, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Andrea T on Jul 28, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Jim H on May 26, 2015
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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
Reply · Report · Kelly R on Jul 14, 2014
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Is the height of the tree that you listed the mature height? How big is it when it arrives? How many days till we get it from UPS?
Dave S on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: The Bloodgood Maple I bought was around 4 feet when I received it. It arrived rather quick after ordering it and in very good condition. We had a rather harsh winter last year and unfortunately the maple didn't survive. I will purchase another when I am ready.
Reply · Report · David M on Jun 9, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 10, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Dec 18, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Dec 30, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · William G on Jun 1, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 1, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · JOHN C on May 12, 2015
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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
Best Answer: with a blade gently scrape the bark. If it is green underneath, it is alive. Be patient.
Reply · Report · Giorgio Z on Jul 24, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Chad M on Jun 14, 2014
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I live in zone 5a and want a small 3-5 ft. tree that loves shade. Will this maple do well under these conditions?
vickie on Mar 29, 2016
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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
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Will they handle cold winters?
Scott M on Jun 1, 2016
Best Answer: I live in upstate New York. The tree I planted 2 years ago has done very well despite our cold snowy winters. I did no preparations for the winter season and the tree is thriving this spring.
Reply · Report · Mary J on Jun 1, 2016
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Is this tree leafs always red?
Manny on Jul 24, 2016
Best Answer: For the most part, yes. If it gets a good amount of sun it will be always be red. One of our trees is mostly in the shade and it has a lot of color, but it is more a mixture f hues rather than all red.
Reply · Report · Emily R on Jul 25, 2016
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How fast does it grow?
Jessica M on Jun 7, 2016
Best Answer: In one year, mine has grown about 1 foot. In addition, it is much fuller this year than when I got it. I highly recommend pruning the bottom branches before they get too big so that the energy goes into making the tree higher instead of fuller on the bottom. My tree only gets about 4-6 hours of sunlight per day in the summer. Overall, I am quite happy with it. I am in zone 5.
Reply · Report · Erik H on Jun 8, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Mary J on Apr 24, 2016
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I have a 3 season porch. Can this tree be planted in a pot and kept on the porch therefore going through the normal winter freeze - dormancy?
Denise C on Jun 7, 2016
Best Answer: These seem to be very hardy trees. My trees with stood hot dry summer some issues with mites. They didn't put on any new growth. They've come on strong this spring with an abundance of new foliage. It over-wintered well after a rough summer so I think it would do fine on your porch.
Reply · Report · Frank G on Jun 7, 2016
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