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Bloodgood Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'


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-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-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 Rocket™ 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
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15 ft.

Mature Width:

15-25 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)


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

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 complements 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.  

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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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.
January 1, 2013
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
over 2 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
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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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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
I ordered the 4-6 ft tree about 3 months ago. It arrived healthy and had a beautiful shape.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
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
over 2 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
over 2 years 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. Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Recommended by a friend ...looking for a small tree that would stand out .... and would grow in a shaded area
BRENDA M on Dec 3, 2017
Michel D on Nov 19, 2017
Recommended by a friend ...looking for a small tree that would stand out .... and would grow in a shaded area
BRENDA M on Dec 3, 2017
Have one at my current resident and love the beautiful, vibrant color!
Brenda D. M on Dec 3, 2017
Michel D on Nov 19, 2017
I have seen this in person and its beautiful each time
Patrice A on Nov 16, 2017
Beautiful trees
Barbara A on Nov 12, 2017
The beautiful color and how pretty it is for landscaping.
Norah B on Nov 8, 2017
I wanted to add colors to my front landscape and the red foliage look really perfect..
PASCAL P on Nov 7, 2017
I chose this tree for the mere beauty of it.
Sherry L on Oct 28, 2017
the color
jerry p on Oct 26, 2017
the cost at hyams was $299.
richard s on Oct 26, 2017
I've always wanted one! Happy Birthday to me!😙
Lauri F on Oct 20, 2017
This is a gift---my friend loves bright colors---just seems perfect for her---a stunning choice.
Fran L on Oct 15, 2017
Katherine K on Oct 14, 2017
Advice from a nurseryman. This specific species should do well in our area.
Judy W on Oct 14, 2017
Amazing color and hardly any maintenance (just mulch every year) and amazing color both spring and fall Great in drought stricken areas once the tree is a couple of years old.
Stella S on Oct 12, 2017
This tree is going to be planted in the corner of my yard near my shed and hopefully brighten up that corner!
Lori P on Oct 3, 2017
My husband specifically requested this type of tree. We couldn't find it for less than $250!! We are very much looking forward to it!
Cara H on Oct 3, 2017
hard to find, and I love maples.
Richard W on Sep 30, 2017
For the color in our backyard.
Shae Avery A on Sep 29, 2017
The bright red.
Adelbert S on Sep 29, 2017
The color is so vibrant, I believe this will make my front yard pop with beauty...
Rochelle S on Aug 20, 2017
average size tree with bright color
DEE on Aug 16, 2017
Ideal for front yard focal point and guest impressions.
VAN C on Aug 14, 2017
It's nice japanese maple. I hope grow up fast.
kaming w on Aug 5, 2017
They are a beautiful tree!
JOSEPH M on Aug 2, 2017
Love the color and being new to Texas I want color!
carolynn f on Jul 17, 2017
small tree that I can plant to shade a window between a sidewalk and the house
Paula S on Jul 12, 2017
Love these trees
Amy C on Jul 12, 2017
ANDREA P on Jul 9, 2017
Ashley S on Jun 29, 2017
Because of the beauty and color.
Madeline M on Jun 26, 2017
Daniel L on Jun 25, 2017
Esther H on Jun 13, 2017
JONI B on Jun 12, 2017
Love the color
Larry B on Jun 8, 2017
colors red
Karl S on Jun 8, 2017
I love the brilliant red color of leaves
Charlotte A on Jun 4, 2017
Add something a little different to my yard, good price
Steve S on Jun 1, 2017
I love the colors
Chris Y on May 30, 2017
Suggestion from gardener.
LINDA B on May 25, 2017
I love the growing habit of the Japanese Maple! I am also looking to add some contrasting texture and color, as well as some additional shade, to my hydrangea garden.
Christine C S on May 25, 2017
Love the color and liked that I could contain its size
Mary S on May 21, 2017
My Wife and I wanted to and som color to our landscaping. We knew we were looking for a Japanese Maple tree but we were confused by all the choices. Fast growing trees helped answer all my questions.
John W on May 19, 2017
It's rare in this part of North Carolina and the local Nurseries don't carry these kind.
Owen F on May 19, 2017
Jeffrey H on May 17, 2017
shade tolerant, beautiful
Bryan B on May 16, 2017
Always wanted to try growing a Japanese maple, so I hope I'm successful, they are beautiful!
Carol G on May 12, 2017
beauty and hardiness
Max B on May 12, 2017
so far so good
Vincent r on May 12, 2017
We love Japanese Maples.
Deborah R on May 11, 2017
Have one at my current resident and love the beautiful, vibrant color!
Brenda D. M on Dec 3, 2017
I have seen this in person and its beautiful each time
Patrice A on Nov 16, 2017
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.
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: ???? Roots expands to 7-14 feet? But in the description, it says the Roots are well behaved and many people plant it near foundations.. So what's the correct answer?
When is the best time to plant the Bloodgood Maple tree, in Georgia?
Odano on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Right now October fall time next year after winter you will see how already grow.
Can I plant blood good maple in zone 10 ?
Brian P on Jul 1, 2014
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.
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.
Is a bloodgood Maple disease resistant?
Tim V on Apr 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes maple are tough trees and disease resistant.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Is it possible to plant in a pot like in the photo?
Jessica W on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes - we had ours in a pot for almost a year. We just transplanted it into the ground this month.
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
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: They will need 4-6 hours of sunlight a day.
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.
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.
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.
Does it loose its leaves during winter??? We live in California
Estrella c on Aug 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes , they do. They actually start losing their leaves during fall season but come end of winter, they start sprouting again. Make sure you plant them in a shaded part of your garden 'coz the leaves get burned during summer heat. I hope this helps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should Japanese maple be planted in May?
Lois R on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That would depend on where you live. I planted mine in March or April here in Georgia last year. It's growing beautifully, and I'm thrilled with my purchase!

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