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If you are looking for that one thing that will give your home a rich, professionally landscaped appearance... This is it. You can't drive by without looking at this amazingly bright tree.

Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Brilliant Scarlet Red you won't find with other Bloodgoods

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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 from seed. This is a quick, cheap way to produce a tree with poor color and form.

Your tree is one in a million... Really! Chosen for it's bright color and appearance. We graft a cutting from a near perfect Mother tree on to a hardy root stock. So your tree is genetically identical to its parent and will have the same color and traits. These cuttings are scarce.

Your tree is grown up to 4 years longer than other Bloodgoods. We take a root stock, similar in size to what our competitors sell. Then we cut it back... graft on to it... continually prune it... and grow it for several more years. Your tree is bumped into larger containers until it develops a massive root system that will propel it's growth when planted in your yard.

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. It's 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.

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Mature Width: 15-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Specific Directions for Bloodgood Japanese Maple
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.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Bloodgood Japanese Maple.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Bloodgood Japanese Maple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Bloodgood Japanese Maple again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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
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
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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, US
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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
I love this little tree. It is exactly as it was portayed to be.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
December 31, 2012
over 4 years 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
5 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
4 months ago
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Because of it's beauty
Marc P on Sep 28, 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
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
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.
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
Lloyd F on Mar 22, 2015
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
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
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.
When is the best time to plant the Bloodgood Maple tree, in Georgia?
Odano on May 3, 2015
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.
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
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.
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: I don't know because I live in GA and don't know the growing conditions in Florida..
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.
will bloodgoods grow in complete shade all day and how much do they grow in a year?
linda h on Jun 6, 2015
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
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
when is the best time to plant the maple tree in zone 10 I want to have the Glory red and Cleveland pear color???
Amanda C on Dec 13, 2014
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.
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 extreme heat, I mist the tree a couple of times a day to give it a "running chance". Best of luck to you!
can it withstand the desert heat? (Southern Nevada)
Crisk414 on May 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Christine: Unfortunately I live in CT.
That means that my experience with this tree would not be applicable to your situation. Sorry.

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.
When/what season is best to plant this tree?
Natalie W on Sep 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Suggest you plant during the fall, keep watered the 1st year, use a good root stimulator as directed by manufacturer.
What is a different kind of tree that would compliment the bloodgood japanese maple in our front yard that has full sun?
Nancy D on May 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would suggest a Weeping White Cherry - that is what I did. I look the tree shapes and color contrasts which would compliment each other. Also white Dogwood trees would be good.
Betty T

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